Donald Trump has been barred from future re-admission to SAG-AFTRA.
The SAG-AFTRA National Board announced Sunday that they passed a resolution denying any potential re-admission applications by Trump.
“Preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “It is a resounding statement that threatening or inciting harm against fellow members will not be tolerated. An attack against one is an attack against all.”
The resolution cites the concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges filed by the union in January, which included Trump’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol and “his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for the values and integrity of the union,” the union said in a press release.
The Disciplinary Committee had originally set a hearing to be conducted on February 5 to hear evidence on the charges. Prior to the confirmed hearing, Trump sent a letter to Carteris announcing his resignation. “I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” he wrote. In a comment on the letter, SAG-AFTRA said only, “Thank you.”
Citing Article III(A)(2) of the Constitution, the union said in a press release, “The National Board has discretion to deny membership to any applicant if, in its judgment, his or her admission to membership would not be in the best interests of the Union,” adding that “The National Board hereby finds that any future re-admission to membership of Donald J. Trump would not be in the best interests of the union.”