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Trump tears AFTRA a new one

“Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me.”

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After the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists board voted “overwhelmingly” to oust Donald Trump as a member, the former president had a few things to say. 

“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump wrote in a letter to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris. “Who cares!” 

Taken from Fox News

“While I’m not familiar with your work,” he added, “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 said he has “also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others.” 

“Which brings me to your blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a union,” he continued. “Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me – besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas – as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?’” 

The video referenced was posted last year by actors like Whoopi Goldberg and Morgan Freeman, among others, who blasted the union’s health plan benefit cuts, Fox News reports.

“I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” Trump noted. “As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resigning from SAG-AFTRA.” 

He went out with a bang: “You have done nothing for me.” 

The board voted to expel Trump’s membership from the union following the Capitol riot on January 6. 

“Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred – democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press,” Carteris said last month. “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers.”  

Trump has been a member of SAG since 1989, but made it clear he won’t miss his membership too much. 

“Who cares!”

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. Ted Frank Sawchak

    February 4, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Number one rule when you go up against Donald J. Trump. DON’T! You WILL lose everytime. Thanks, I’m just trying to help.

    • teresa

      February 4, 2021 at 10:52 pm

      President Trump is not the one who created this mess – four years ago when he was cleaning up the swamp -the swamp didn’t like that – they just wanted to remain their old stupid corrupt self! and half the country fell for it and still do! Trump has every right to defend himself yet he gets put down for it. who made these hollyweirdoes so important that they can say anything they want to a man who did a great job running this country – the media, the left, the so called stars are all in bed together! shame on them and you know what paybacks are tough and I do hope Trump does get even! He is the real president

      • George Fulton

        February 5, 2021 at 11:14 am

        Grreat replay, teresa. I agree wholeheartedly. Thank God for President Trump.

      • Milena Noguera-Csernick

        February 5, 2021 at 2:34 pm

        Awesome Teresa!

      • Joe

        February 7, 2021 at 4:22 pm

        Wholeheartedly agree.
        Great post Teresa.

      • Deb Mitchell

        February 8, 2021 at 11:37 am

        Perfectly said! I totally agree. My President is greatly missed and it is sickening and frightful to see what is happening with Biden reversing decisions President Trump made and killing jobs. This union is as you say, in bed with the Biden administration. President Trump will stand strong and tall through it all.

  2. readerbee

    February 4, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    There is a saying “one fool makes many” …. One idiot does something and gets on the news for 15 seconds and every idiot follows suit because they are after the publicity. We see this happen in politics, the media, Hollyweird and in our educational system and what is mind-numbing about most of these actions is that they are stupid, hateful, serve no useful purpose in the larger scheme and some are even unconstitional…. Good on President Trump to rip them a new one…

  3. E. F.

    February 5, 2021 at 4:03 am

    He did go out with a bang! You kind of deserved that one. I’m sure President Trump will not lose any sleep✌????

    • STEWART Caple

      February 8, 2021 at 10:07 am

      YOUR RIGHT ABOUT THAT.

  4. DG

    February 5, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Time we start counter cancel

  5. Lise Newman

    February 5, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Trump is the bomb ! Leo is the bomb ! We love you and God loves you !

  6. Sara DeCapua

    February 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Values? What values does AFTRA have? Judging by what they’ve been doing the last few years, hate, immorality, racism, I would say President Trump did the right thing. I would never want to be associated with such a morally and ethically bankrupt organization.

    • Andrée

      February 6, 2021 at 8:04 am

      Yes! They are so proud of the filth their members keep churning out. When’s the last time you REALLY enjoyed a sitcom without being embarrassed for everyone involved, and embarrassed for yourself for watching it?

  7. Jorge P

    February 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Trump always finds a way to come on top. Been getting reports that Trump is looking at creating his own media company, may even partner to buy the failing, crashing and burning CNN. Wouldn’t that be rich.

    • Andrée

      February 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

      We can hope …

  8. John Molloy

    February 5, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Trump is right I guess the truth hurts most American.

  9. Ciana LaMountain

    February 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    This is more, ” hey, look we did something” without really doing anything from Hollywood, as usual.
    They’re loathsome human beings. Donald Trump doesn’t need them.
    And on a side note, you’re remarkable human being, Leo Terrell. I watched and listened to you for a long time.
    God Bless You! ????????❤????

    • Lisa

      February 5, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      Yes, Leo 2.0 is the bomb!!! I love the new Leo, you shine and I feel so much better after listening to you! So glad you have President Trump’s back!!

  10. Milena Noguera-Csernick

    February 5, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    That’s my POTUS! This man has what is needed to be a real leader. Love you President Trump!

  11. Lisa

    February 5, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    I love my President, he will always tell the truth and I miss him already!!!!

    • readerbee

      February 10, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      …miss him too,more than words can say! I still pray for him because he needs it more than ever…

  12. Diana Wagner

    February 5, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Want to have fun and fireworks?
    Trump/Terrell 2024!!!!

    • Lisa

      February 5, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      Yes!!! I’m in ????????

    • Andrée

      February 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

      I’m on board!

  13. joan

    February 7, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    THEY MAY STOP BUILDING THE WALL,THEYMAY STOP THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE,THEY MAY NOW GIVE THE CHINESE ACESS TO OUR POWER GRID,THEY MAY ALLOW THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF ILLEGALS IN OUR COUNTRY WITH PROMISE OF FREE EVERYTHING,THEY MAY TRY TO IMPEACH TRUMP OVER AND OVER AGAIN,THEY MAY TRY TO UNDO EVERYTHING YOU AND YOU ALONE DID TO MAKE AMERICA FIRST,BUT THEY WILL NEVER UNDO THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO STAND WITH YOU AND GROW STRONGER AND STRONGER EVERY DAY.THE LEFT IS SCARED OF YOU AND OF YOUR SUPPORTERS THEY JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT PAYBACK WILL BE COMING WITH RETRIBUTION THAT THEY WILL FEAR MORE THAN THE FIRES OF HELL.

  14. Cjallim

    February 8, 2021 at 11:22 am

    President Trump tell it like it is! Gotta love his drive to fight to defend what is right. Love you Mr. President.

  15. Ngati

    February 8, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Love this man!!!!! SAG-AFTRA, Disappear already you sellout losers!!! Im with TRUMP, FFF You SAG-AFTRA an WHO CARES!!!!! Who gives a flying shit about your organisation!!!!!

  16. LIsa A Tabor

    February 9, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I hope they all ROT IN HELL and PELOSI
    is leading the pack!!!!

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All in the Family? Andrew Cuomo’s Brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment

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A guest essay written for the New York Times by veteran television journalist and former executive producer Shelley Ross alleges CNN host Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her when they had previously worked together.

The alleged incident occurred when the two worked together at ABC News in 2005 and Ross now wants the host to “journalistically repent” for his behavior of squeezing her buttock without her permission.

“At the time, I was the executive producer of an ABC entertainment special, but I was Mr. Cuomo’s executive producer at ‘Primetime Live’ just before that,” she wrote. “I was at the party with my husband, who sat behind me on an ottoman sipping his Diet Coke as I spoke with work friends. When Mr. Cuomo entered the Upper West Side bar, he walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”

Ross added Cuomo said to her, “I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss” and did it “with a kind of cocky arrogance.” Ross said she told him he couldn’t, pushed him off her and revealed her husband was right behind her, and they quickly left the party.

The party was for an ABC colleague’s departure. Later that evening, Cuomo sent her an email, which Ross printed. The email stated, “[T]hough my hearty greeting was a function of being glad to see you … christian slater got arrested for a (kind of) similar act, (though borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own)…and as a husband I can empathize with not liking to see my wife patted as such.”

Cuomo added he would like for Ross to pass along an apology to her “very good and noble husband,” and also “I apologize to you as well, for even putting you in su]ch a position.” He added he would remember his lesson the next time he was happy to see her.

Ross writes in her essay, “Mr. Cuomo may say this is a sincere apology. I’ve always seen it as an attempt to provide himself with legal and moral coverage to evade accountability.”

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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest

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Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.

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The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.

Journalists

The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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