Donald Trump was known to flaunt his SAG-AFTRA membership and used his credits in films like Home Alone 2 and Zoolander as a badge of honor. But know his time as a member of Hollywood's elite has come to an end.
SAG-AFTRA Boots Donald Trump
Gabrielle Carteris, the president of the Screen Actors Guild announced the former president has received a lifetime ban. The board held a meeting on disciplinary action that Trump himself was invited to defend himself at but according to Gabrielle, "clearly he wanted to avoid that. So having the letter in his resigning was a way for him not to have, not for us go through that process."
Trump sent a scathing letter announcing his resignation the day before the board was due to have their disciplinary meeting and SAG was forced to alter their plans and figure out a way to go forward with their process without him.
In his letter he wrote, "While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and election shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice - to name just a few!"
Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, this means he can no longer be a part of TV or film appearances that he loves. At least not SAG sanctioned productions which encompasses all major Hollywood and reputable companies.
SAG made their grievances clear that it was Trump's involvement in inciting a violent mob to the Capitol. Carteris explained, "5 people killed, 150 police officers injured, we had broadcasters, reporters, ya know, members and non-members who were attacked and it was all because of the language that was utilized."
"It's really, for me, as the president it's so important that our members feel safe. Everybody has the right to go to work and do that with dignity."
Donald Trump has yet to respond to his permanent ban.