Jon Stewart has trolled former President Trump for his letter of resignation to The Display Actors Guild – American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) which got here after the union threatened to expel his membership.
Fox Information solely obtained the letter despatched to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris on Thursday, through which the previous president slammed the union, the media and information organizations. SAG-AFTRA responded with simply two phrases: “Thanks.”
Over on Twitter, former “Every day Present” host Stewart tried to strike the identical tone as Trump in a mock farewell letter.
“I too, resign SAG-AFTRA!!! You may have let me down as nicely, executed nothing…I’ll now not abide your gross abdication of…oh wait…I’m simply s—-y at performing…by no means thoughts. President Jon Stewart,” he tweeted.
Trump’s letter got here after the union communicated its plans to carry a Disciplinary Committee listening to aimed toward revoking his membership.
“Who cares!” Trump wrote to Carteris.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, additionally reacted to Trump’s letter on Twitter along with his personal rebuke.
“As a proud member of the Display Actors Guild — Matt Damon was my co-star in The Adjustment Bureau — I can say on behalf of my fellow SAG members that Donald Trump is not going to be missed,” McAuliffe, who introduced final month he’s working for Governor once more within the state, wrote.
Screenwriter Brian Lynch, recognized for “Secret Lifetime of Pets,” “Minions,” “Puss in Boots” and extra, additionally joked: “Wait so is the title “Donald Trump” now accessible via SAG? As a result of my life is gonna begin turning round.”
“Household Man” producer Alec Sulkin added: “Trump resigned from SAG?! There goes my remake of ‘The Swimmer.'”
Trump’s resignation letter on Wednesday slammed SAG for its “coverage failures,” and additional stated their “disciplinary failures are much more egregious.”
“Whereas I’m not conversant in your work, I’m very happy with my work on motion pictures resembling Dwelling Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Road: Cash By no means Sleeps; and tv exhibits together with The Recent Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night time Stay, and naturally, one of the crucial profitable exhibits in tv historical past, The Apprentice—to call only a few!” Trump wrote.
He additionally claimed he “vastly helped the cable information tv enterprise,” calling it a “dying platform with not a lot time left till I received concerned in politics.” Trump stated he “created networks resembling MSDNC and Faux Information CNN, amongst many others.”
“Which brings me to your blatant try at free media consideration to distract out of your dismal report as a union,” Trump wrote. “Your group has executed little for its members, and nothing for me—apart from gathering dues and selling harmful un-American insurance policies and concepts—as evident by your huge unemployment charges and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union combating for me?’”
Trump was referring to a video posted final 12 months by actors like Mark Hammill, Whoopi Goldberg and Morgan Freeman, amongst others, who slammed the union’s well being plan profit cuts.
The president’s resignation comes after the Display Actors Guild board voted “overwhelmingly” that Trump violated the union’s membership pointers within the wake of the Capitol riot.
“Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred – democracy, fact, respect for our fellow People of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press,” Carteris stated final month. “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the reality to the assaults on journalists perpetrated by his followers.”
“Our most vital position as a union is the safety of our members. The unlucky fact is, this particular person’s phrases and actions over the previous 4 years have offered precise hurt to our broadcast journalist members,” stated SAG-AFTRA Nationwide Govt Director David White. “The board’s decision addresses this effort to undermine freedom of the press and reaffirms the rules on which our democratic society rests, and which we should all work to guard and protect.”
Trump had been a member of SAG since 1989. The disciplinary listening to was set to happen this week.
Fox Information’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.