Comedian and actor Tom Arnold claims he has a damaging tape of President-elect Donald Trump. Arnold stated that on November 6 (just two days before the election), he was asked to release the tape. The video tape allegedly has Trump using the racial slur “nigger,” “c**t,” Trump calling his own son “retarded.”
Arnold claims the tape is a compilation of all the offensive things Trump had said while working on “The Apprentice,” and that these were clips that obviously never went to air. It is also claimed that this video had been circulated to hundreds of people. Apparently, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agent requested the tape, but failed to offer protection to the show’s producers and editors who had made the tape.
Arnold is reported to have claimed:
“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.’”
As a result the tape was not released. Arnold made these revelations on the “The Dori Monson Show” on KIRO-FM radio, last Friday. Monson questioned whether the release of this tape would have lost Trump the election. Arnold thought it would not have. He replied with:
“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.”
What kind of a world have we entered into? What kind of a world is it where a man speaking like this is funny or OK? In what world can that same man become president?
Racism is not funny. Discrimination is not funny. Disrespecting people based on the color of their skin, or gender is not OK.
The saddest thing about these kind of reports, is that it does not surprise us anymore. It should. After the hot microphone Trump tape scandal, Ron Howard told us this is exactly who Donald Trump is.
We should all care.
Watch the original offensive tape here:
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