Actor Tom Arnold says Hillary Clinton begged him to release a video of Donald Trump two days before the presidential election that allegedly has the president saying racists things.
Arnold, while a contestant on “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here,” told fellow contestant Nazeem Hussain of Clinton’s plea, according to news.com.au.
“I had all the outtakes from Trump saying the N-word on ‘The Apprentice,'” Arnold said.
“[Clinton] called me two days before the election and said ‘please release that,'” he said.
“The weight of the free world is on your shoulders,” Arnold alleges Clinton said.
He told Clinton that he would “love to be a hero, but [he could not] hurt these families.”
In December, the actor revealed to KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson that he has footage wherein Trump “says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever.”
Arnold received the tape as a joke.
“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.”
On Twitter, Arnold said he the Trump campaign threatened him with a lawsuit for discussing the footage publicly.
“Wife told me there’s house line [voicemail] from Trump Camp about defamation suit so it’s on! Open Apprentice vaults 4 discovery! Miss Universe too!!” he wrote on Dec. 20.
The vaults were never opened and the tapes have not been released. Arnold told Hussain on “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here” that he might have made the tapes public if he had “their permission.”
“The Apprentice” reportedly has a $5 million confidentiality agreement, according to news.com.au.
Arnold, who has known Trump for 30 years, has been vocal on “The Apprentice” about his dislike for the president.
“He is sexist, he’s racist, but I consider him kind of a joke,” he said on an episode.
“I have friends that are real billionaires, that are real and I always considered him a phony about that,” Arnold said.
Sources: news.com.au, KIRO with The Associated Press, Tom Arnold/Twitter / Photo credit: news.com.au