‘He says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever’
On Dec. 19, Donald Trump easily won the Electoral College, despite two Republican voters casting protest votes. But according to comedian Tom Arnold in an interview with Seattle-based KIRO Radio, things may have been very different. While speaking with Dori Monson, Arnold said that he has footage of Trump on the set of his reality show, “The Apprentice,” making horrific statements that, if made public, may have cost him the election.
“I have the outtakes to ‘The Apprentice’ where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” Arnold said. “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.” As the election neared, Arnold claims that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agent and the Hillary Clinton campaign reached out to him to get the clip, but he refused to hand it over.
Arnold didn’t release the footage because the editors and associate producer who assembled and leaked the footage were afraid of having to pay $5 million for breaking a confidentiality agreement. Trump has a long history of making nearly everyone he works with sign legally-binding nondisclosure agreements prohibiting them from releasing any confidential or disparaging information about him, his businesses or family. Plus, given polls at the time of the request, Arnold thought that Clinton was going to win the election regardless.
Arnold believes that if the footage was released it may have made the racists and xenophobes who supported Trump like him even more. “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,” Arnold said. “So I think they would have liked him more, the people. For being politically incorrect.” Arnold said.