Tom Arnold Doesn’t Think Apprentice Outtakes Would Have Knocked Out Trump

Actor has seen the footage.

Mark it down. Sunday Nov. 6 may go down as the day the penultimate Hillary Clinton presidential-campaign moment occurred.

As Tom Arnold explained to KIRO Radio host Dori Monson this past Friday in Seattle, where he had traveled for a weekend stand-up comedy date, the rumored outtakes from The Apprentice featuring Donald Trump are something of an open secret in Tinseltown, just like the Billy Bush Access Hollywood hot-mic audio. And it all came to a head two days before voting.

Here’s Arnold, as transcribed by KIRO digital-side producer Eric Mandel:

“The Sunday before the election, I get a call from Arnold’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 of they’ll never work again, there’s a $5 million confidentiality agreement.’”

Arnold says the outtakes were compiled and shared one Christmas season. He believes the video, if released, would have made Trump supporters like their Republican nominee more, partly because of how matter-of-fact the remarks are delivered in front of large groups of people.

Schwarzenegger’s main agent at CAA is Michael Kives.

H/T: Mediagazer; photo courtesy: NBC

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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