57-year-old Thomas Duane ‘Tom’ Arnold is an American actor and comedian whose big screen breakthrough came when starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies in 1994.
Arnold has revealed that he is in possession of the controversial footage of outtakes from US president-elect Donald Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, that featured him saying lurid things about women and racist things.
Fearless Arnold made the revelation amid threats that whoever dares leaking the tape will face severe punishment.
Arnold On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, told a Seattle radio show that he has the long-lost footage of the US president-elect Donald Trump saying “every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever.” Which include words that begin with the letters “N,” “C,” and “R,” among others.
Arnold also claimed that he got the controversial tape as a gag gift from friends who worked on the show.
He said that the fear of relieving his friends of their jobs was stopping him from releasing it, stressing that if he goes ahead to release the footage, his friends might never work again.
After saying he was in possession of the said footage many Americans have urged him to make the tape open if it does exist.
One of them includes Jay Willis who in his write-up titled ‘The Rumored Donald Trump Apprentice Tapes Are America’s Last, Best Hope for Redemption” said “It’s hard to believe that that’s true in the noted Communist haven of Hollywood, but regardless, it’s weak as hell. If these tapes exist, the American people should see them, because they would be the final test of the nation’s badly-wobbling moral compass. In 2016, popular understanding of different forms of racism is better than ever, but even so, some people still need to be hit over the head with racism in order to see it. Unlike the many less overt iterations of prejudice—hi, #AllLivesMatter crew!—a white person unapologetically dropping the N-word is still universally recognized as morally repugnant. We think.
It’s pretty grim to think about the implications for America’s future if these tapes, once released, were to not damage Trump’s reputation. But at least we would know if there is hope for an eventual rejection of the president-elect’s brand of proud, unadorned bigotry. Either we care about this, or we really care about nothing.