Last year, comedian Tom Arnold claimed during a radio interview that he had a video that featured Donald Trump saying “every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever.” While the rest of the world learned about the tape after Trump had already won the presidency, Hillary Clinton apparently knew about it before then and begged Arnold to release it just two days prior to the November 8 election.
On the most recent episode of “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here,” Arnold told fellow contestant Nazeem Hussain about the phone call he received from Clinton.
‘Hillary Clinton called me two days before the election and said, “please, release that, the weight of the free world is on your shoulders.”‘
‘I said…I’d love to be a hero, but I can’t hurt these families.’
Arnold also said that the didn’t think releasing the tape would be effective in stopping Trump, who had “already talked about sexually assaulting women.”
Arnold also spoke about the phone call later to the show’s hosts.
‘And it was just two days before the election and I got a call and they wanted a tape that myself and a lot of people have seen, from outakes of The Apprentice of Donald Trump.’
‘When it first circulated around Hollywood, Donald Trump was never going to be president. I hope when I find out what is going on, I hope he is not President any more. I will be happy if America is still there.’
This is not the first time that Arnold has mentioned receiving a call from Clinton. During the same radio interview in which he mentioned the existence of the tape, he said that he did not release it — despite Clinton’s pleas — because of a $5 million confidentiality agreement.
‘The Sunday before the election, I get a call from Arnold’s [Schwarzenegger’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 they’ll never work again, there’s a $5 million confidentiality agreement.”‘
Unfortunately, Tom Arnold was probably correct in his belief that a video containing Donald Trump “saying the N-word,” wouldn’t change the outcome of the election. This was a presidential candidate who was successful in securing the presidency after being publically backed by the Klu Klux Klan (KKK). As Donald said during the campaign, he probably could have shot someone in the street, and the people that voted for him, would have still voted for him.
Watch Arnold’s comments about hearing from Clinton in the video below, available via Youtube.
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