A little over two years ago, Donald Trump sent a letter to SAG-AFTRA leadership who were considering expelling him from their union in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riots.
After a letter laden with exclamation marks announcing his performances in zoolander And The fresh prince of Bel Air, he submitted his “immediate resignation” from the guild. “I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” he added.
Trump may have resigned from SAG-AFTRA, but he still benefits fully from the union’s work in the form of his 6-figure SAG and AFTRA pensions.
According to his financial disclosure forms, which were released late Friday and are needed for his 2024 presidential nomination, Trump received a pension from the Screen Actor’s Guild worth between $100,000 and $1 million in 2022, and a pension from the U.S. Federation of Radio and Television Artists worth between $15,000 and $50,000. The pensions predate the merger of SAG and AFTRA in 2012, with the SAG pension being earned in 1992, when he appeared as himself in home alone 2and the 1989 AFTRA retirement, when he appeared in the romantic comedy Ghost can’tearning him a Razzie Award.
But Trump’s ongoing SAG-AFTRA fling isn’t the only entertainment-related income on his financial reveal. He continued to see revenue from Trump Productions, producer of The intern, in the amount of $100,000 – $1 million. And he continues to receive remnants from his film and TV appearances, including a whopping $1,000 from Warner Bros., as well as NBCUniversal and Entertainment Partners.
He also values his interest in Trump Media & Technology Corp. (the owner of Truth Social) between $5 million and $25 million.