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Comedian Tom Arnold says he has recordings of Donald Trump using racial slurs and making other offensive statements, and claims that hundreds of people have heard them.
Arnold says the recordings are a compilation of various statements Trump made on camera that never aired, and he claims that the recordings have circulated within the entertainment industry.
“When the people sent it to me, it was funny,” Arnold said. “Hundreds of people have seen these. It was sort of a Christmas video they put together. He wasn’t going to be president of the United States. It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children. ‘Oh, this is so funny, this is this guy.’”
Arnold claims he was called on Nov. 6 by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agent, who was sitting with Hillary Clinton at the time, and asked to release the recordings. He refused to do it because he wanted to protect the show’s employees, who were the ones responsible for crafting the video compilation.
“They said, ‘I need you to release him saying the N-word,’” Arnold recalls. “I said, ‘Well, now these people – two editors and an associate producer — are scared to death. They’re scared of his people, they’re scared they’ll never work again, there’s a $5 million confidentiality agreement.’”
He also told Monson that billionaire Mark Cuban has offered employment for life to anyone who releases the tapes, and a Vanity Fair writer has offered to go to prison to protect a discloser’s anonymity.
Monson said he’s sure that the recordings would have “finished” Trump’s campaign, but Arnold disagreed.
“I don’t think so,” Arnold said. “I think if the people that like him saw him saying the N-word, he’s sitting matter-of-factly in front of, there has to be 30 people there, and he’s matter-of-factly saying all of this stuff. So I think they would have liked him more, the people, for being politically incorrect.”
The Apprentice ran for 14 seasons until NBC decided it had enough of Trump’s racist language — according to news site My Northwest — and it cut ties with the president-elect when he made comments about Mexican immigrants.
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Arnold also told Monson that he “can’t stand” Trump, but that in real life, the businessman was extremely nice.
“That’s the problem with him, he’s so sweet,” Arnold said. “He would call my house every year, every year to ask me to do the show and I wouldn’t do it. And then once he started the birther thing, I was like, I’m completely out…”
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