Trump, who was facing expulsion from the union for inciting the deadly U.S. Capitol riot, boasted in the letter released Thursday about his claimed impact on the entertainment industry. He also whined the union had “done nothing for me.” He signed it: “President Donald Trump.”
Stewart responded with his own mock declaration.
“I too, renounce SAG-AFTRA!!!” the comedian tweeted.
“You have let me down as well, done nothing…I will no longer abide your gross abdication of…oh wait…I’m just shitty at acting…never mind,” he added.
He signed the post: “President Jon Stewart.”
I too, renounce SAG-AFTRA!!!
You have let me down as well, done nothing…I will no longer abide your gross abdication of…oh wait…I’m just shitty at acting…never mind.
President Jon Stewart
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) February 4, 2021
It was just one of many mocking responses to Trump’s letter:
If Trump has time to dictate other people’s tweets and “you can’t fire me, I quit” letters, he certainly has time to testify under oath at his Impeachment trial. https://t.co/8skdMtkI1j
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 4, 2021
Trump’s pissy resignation letter to the Screen Actors Guild is his Gettysburg Address. Also his decision not to list “The Little Rascals” (1994, Penelope Spheeris) among his credits speaks volumes. https://t.co/AvKezjoaqI
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) February 4, 2021