Comedian Tom Arnold is claiming Hillary Clinton begged him to release footage of President Trump using racial slurs just days before the November election.
The 57-year-old alleged last year he had video of Trump repeatedly saying the “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 pleading for its release, the Telegraph reported.
“I had all the outtakes from Trump saying the N-word on The Apprentice,” Arnold, who was just voted off of Australia’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! says.
“[Clinton] called me two days before the election and said ‘please release that.” Arnold claims, alleging the Democratic nominee said “The weight of the free world is on your shoulders.”
“I’d love to be a hero, but I can’t hurt these families,” he claims to have responded.
Arnold says he might still release the real with “their permission,” though it remains unclear if he’s referencing the targets of Trump’s vitriol or The Apprentice producers.
In an interview before going on the British sitcom, Arnold told a radio host he didn’t want to release the hate speech out of respect for those involved.
“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,” he said on Dori Monson’s radio show.
The American actor and comic, who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1994 classic True Lies, also said he didn’t think releasing the racist rant “would work.”
“I don’t think people would care,” he said.
Trump still managed to cinch the electoral vote despite the national outrage surrounding the October release of the notorious “Grab her by the pussy” video.
This article was originally published in the New York Post.
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