The actors’ union previously reprimanded the president for his branding the media “the enemy of the American people”, and said his statements were an attempt to “undermine freedom of the press”.
The outgoing US President Donald Trump faces possible expulsion from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Union president Gabrielle Carteris has accused him of inciting the protests that led to the 6 January storming of the Capitol in Washington. DC.
“Donald Trump attacked the values 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.”