Former President Donald Trump faces expulsion from SAG-AFTRA after SAG-AFTRA’s National Board voted to find probable cause that the group’s Constitution was violated. A Disciplinary Committee hearing was also ordered.
Trump will be disciplined for his role in the insurrection that took place on the U.S. Capitol. David White, national executive director, initiated the charges against Trump at the request of the group’s President Gabrielle Carteris.
“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. “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers.”
White believes that Trump’s rhetoric over the past four years has been harmful to broadcast journalist members.
“The unfortunate truth is, this individual’s words and actions over the past four years have presented actual harm to our broadcast journalist members. The board’s resolution addresses this effort to undermine freedom of the press and reaffirms the principles on which our democratic society rests, and which we must all work to protect and preserve.”