Former President Donald Trump just got the opportunity to use one of his most well-known catchphrases: “You’re fired!”
Fox News revealed in an exclusive report this week that Trump had moved to end his relationship with the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
The resignation comes after the actors union threatened to expel Trump following a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that many on the left blamed the former president for inciting. David White, SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director, intimated in a statement that allowing Trump to remain a part of the group harmed its ability to protect its members.
“Our most important role as a union is the protection of our members,” White said, according to Fox. “The unfortunate truth is, this individual’s words and actions over the past four years have presented actual harm to our broadcast journalist members.”
According to Fox, a disciplinary hearing against Trump was scheduled to take place next week. But before it could get underway, Trump submitted his resignation letter to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris.
“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump wrote in his letter, dated Thursday. “Who cares!”
The former president continued:
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 television 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!
Trump also bragged that he’s “greatly helped the cable news television business” and “created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others.”
“You have done nothing for me”
The former president went on to slam SAG-AFTRA for its “dismal record as a union.”
“Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me — besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas,” Trump charged.
“I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” he added. “You have done nothing for me.”
According to Fox, all Carteris and White could muster in response were two words: “Thank you.”