Tom Arnold sat down with Nicole Wallace to promote his new Viceland series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes.”
Arnold recounted his prior experience with Donald Trump, which included going to the Playboy mansion together, but said that the “birther” situation was pretty much the end of any affectionate relationship between the two.
In explaining his current motivation, Arnold said, “My mission is to get him out of there because he is so incompetent and so dangerous.” He added, “He’s obviously a racist, and he has racist people around him.”
Wallace asked Arnold specifically to address the Access Hollywood tapes, and the fact that Donald Trump was elected despite their release. “So what is the power? What is on the tapes that you’re gonna release?”
Arnold talked about Trump’s Stern interview, as well as evidence of Trump using the “N word” and calling his son, Eric, the “R word.” He also mentioned Trump “discussing sexual harassment things to the women on the set of The Apprentice.”
Arnold says that when he confronted Apprentice producer Mark Burnett about Trump’s behavior on the set of The Apprentice, Burnett showed him a picture of his song as ring-bearer at Donald Trump’s wedding and dismissed Arnold’s concerns because whatever it is that they have on tape is supposed to be less problematic than the Access Hollywood tapes every already knows about.
Arnold said that while Burnett did refuse to give him the tapes, he also refused to give them to Trump, who had requested them himself.
Talk turned to the new series Arnold is doing for Viceland, in which he is searching for incriminating information on President Trump. Wallace asked Arnold about a widely-circulated photo of he and Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney. Tom Arnold said that he and Cohen had met… 6 times.
I love New York pic.twitter.com/J7AJg1HiHo
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018
As expected, he tone was very teasing in order to gain viewership for the upcoming series, though Arnold did give the impression that part of the reason his media blitz has been so vague about the content is that some of the participants are participating with Robert Mueller.
The idea that this Tom Arnold project could indeed sink Trump seems ridiculous, but no more ridiculous than the fact that Donald Trump is the current President of the United States.