Tom Arnold “can’t stand” President-elect Donald Trump.
The actor claims he has old recordings of the President-elect using vulgar and offensive language during his reign on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” according to a KIRO radio interview.
“I have the outtakes to ‘The Apprentice’ where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” Arnold told host Dori Monson on Friday. “I have that.”
Arnold, best known for his role on “Roseanne” and as host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” said his relationship with Trump stems back more than 20 years.
Arnold offered his explanation on why he didn’t release the recordings.
“When the people sent it to me, it was funny. 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,” he said in the interview.
He said he then got a call from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agent the Sunday before the election while sitting next to Hillary Clinton asking him to release Trump’s alleged recordings.
But “Apprentice” producers backed down for being “scared to death” of Trump’s people, Arnold added.
The former California governor and “Terminator” star will host “The Celebrity Apprentice” in January.
Trump’s “The Apprentice” series ran for 14 seasons and some seasons aired the same time “The Celebrity Apprentice” appeared on NBC. But the network severed ties with the billionaire in 2015 after he made crude comments about Mexicans and Muslims they deemed as racist.
Trump is no stranger to recording leaks. Audio and video from 2005 caught the President-elect telling former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that his celebrity status allowed him to grab women by the “p—y.”
Trump later dismissed his comments as “locker room talk” after critics repeatedly bashed him. Bush was then fired from NBC.
When asked if he thought “The Apprentice” tapes would destroy Trump’s career — Arnold answered “I don’t think so” since his audience is used to his offensive remarks.