Comedian Tom Arnold opened up about a phone call he says he received from Hillary Clinton in the days before the presidential election, claiming she “begged him to release footage of President Trump using racial slurs,” The New York Post reports.
The story cites a report in Australia’s Daily Telegraph.
The Post reports: “The 57-year-old alleged last year he had video of Trump repeatedly saying ‘n—–‘ and ‘every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,’ but is now saying Clinton called him just two days before Americans went to the polls to plead for its release, the Telegraph reported.”
Arnold is quoted in the report saying: “I had all the outtakes from Trump saying the N-word on ‘The Apprentice,’ and adding: “[Clinton] called me two days before the election and said, ‘Please release that.’”
Arnold also says Clinton told him: “The weight of the free world is on your shoulders.” He says he told her: “I’d love to be a hero, but I can’t hurt these families.”
The Post adds: “Arnold says he might still release the reel with ‘their permission,’ though it remains unclear if he was referring to the targets of Trump’s vitriol or ‘The Apprentice’ producers.” The show reportedly has a $5 million confidentiality agreement.
Arnold also noted that he didn’t think releasing the material would be effective.
“I don’t think people would care,” he said.