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On Friday, comedian and former Mr. Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, told Dori Monson of Kiro Radio that he is in possession of tapes from The Apprentice which allegedly include Donald Trump using slurs and other offensive language. The existence of the tapes has been long-rumored, but due to confidentiality clauses (and fear of retribution), they've never been released. Arnold, who was speaking to Monson ahead of a performance in Seattle, revealed, "I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever. I have that.”

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When asked why Tom Arnold didn't release them, he explained:

I’ll tell you why. Because 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. Oh, this is so funny, this is this guy. The Sunday before the election, I get a call from Arnold’s [Schwarzenegger] 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.

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Arnold stated that he "can't stand" Trump, but agreed when Monson said that he's found Trump to be "sweet." That seems to be the problem, actually, as Arnold related:

That’s the problem with him, he’s so sweet. He would call my house every year, every year to ask me to do the show and I wouldn’t do it. And then once he started the birther thing, I was like, I’m completely out. . . Here’s the thing, so he calls the house the last time and I hang up the phone and my wife’s like, ‘Why did you say you’d do the show?’ I go, ‘I didn’t say I’d do the show.’ She goes, ‘The last thing you said to him is, ‘I’ll see you in New York.’’ I go, ‘What, I did? Oh my God, have my agent call immediately, I’m not gonna.’ But he charms you and I didn’t even realize I’d said that. So, it’s frightening.

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Tom Arnold doesn't think the tapes would have "finished" Donald Trump as a presidential candidate, had they been released. (After all, the Access Hollywood tapes were released and, in the end, they did basically nothing to hurt Trump's popularity.) Arnold said:

I don’t think so. I think if the people that like him saw him saying the N-word, he’s sitting matter-of-factly in front of there has to be 30 people there, and he’s matter-of-factly saying all of this stuff. So I think they would have liked him more, the people. For being politically incorrect.

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