In October, shortly after footage was released of Trump making vulgar remarks to Billy Bush about women, former The Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt tweeted that recordings exist of Trump saying “far worse.”
— Bill Pruitt (@billpruitt) October 8, 2016
Speaking last Friday, Arnold said that the outtakes show Trump saying “every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever.”
According to MyNorthwest, when asked by radio host Dori Monson why he didn’t release the tapes prior to the November election, Arnold says:
“I’ll tell you why. Because when the people sent it to me, it was funny. 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.
“The Sunday before the election, I get a call from Arnold’s CAA agent, sitting next to Hillary Clinton. They said, ‘I need you to release him saying the N-word.’ 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 of they’ll never work again, there’s a $5 million confidentiality agreement.”
When asked if he believes the tapes would have hurt Trump’s campaign, Arnold said:
“I don’t think so. 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.”
He added that although he has know Trump for a long time, he “can’t stand” the president-elect:
“Once somebody’s nice to me, it’s over so I have to stay away from him. I’ve known him for maybe 25 or 30 years. Here’s the thing, so he calls the house the last time and I hang up the phone and my wife’s like, ‘Why did you say you’d do the show?’ I go, ‘I didn’t say I’d do the show.’ She goes, ‘The last thing you said to him is, ‘I’ll see you in New York.’’ I go, ‘What, I did? Oh my God, have my agent call immediately, I’m not gonna.’ But he charms you and I didn’t even realize I’d said that. So, it’s frightening.”
He also said that billionaire Mark Cuban has offered to employ anyone who releases the tapes and that a Vanity Fair writer has offered to go to prison to protect the anonymity of anyone who releases the outtakes.
(Tom Arnold image via Wikipedia)