*Long before Omarosa Manigault-Newman began teasing folks about the alleged “Apprentice” tape of Donald Trump using the “N-word,” Tom Arnold had been telling everyone who would listen the very same thing, even going so far as building a new show around it called “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” premiering next month on Viceland.
Arnold appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night and started talking about Trump from the moment he sat down, starting with the stand-up special he filmed at Trump Castle 30 years ago.
“I have a history with him,” he explained, including the times Trump “begged” him to appear as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. “It is such a crappy show that I wouldn’t do it,” he said. “That says a lot, because I do everything.”
Over the years, he kept thinking this “a-hole” would get taken down by something, whether it was his failed “birther” crusade against Barack Obama or the Access Hollywood “grab ‘em by the p**sy” tape. It was around that time Arnold started talking about a tape he says he had seen in which Trump uses the “N-word” on the set of The Apprentice.
“They know it’s true,” Arnold said of Trump and the reality show’s creator, Mark Burnett. “They absolutely know it’s true.” Just this week, Trump tweeted that Burnett called to assure him “there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa.”
As Arnold insisted that America will see the alleged tape soon, Kimmel said, “You keep saying you will. When? When he’s like, retired?”
Arnold couldn’t answer that question, but he did tell Kimmel, “Here’s the truth about Donald Trump that I’ve known from day one: He is incompetent. He’s not even the smartest Trump on the [Apprentice] set!” If the American people get to see the tape of Trump in question, he added, they too will realize “he’s incompetent, he is racist, he sexually harasses people.”
Meanwhile, over on Fox News, anchor Ed Henry on Tuesday called out former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, accusing her of changing her story on whether she knew if Trump has used a racial slur.
In a heated interview, Henry asked Pierson about her conflicting story surrounding Omarosa’s release of a phone call involving her and several Trump campaign aides. On the recording, Pierson appears to acknowledge that Trump has used the N-word as the three aides discuss the possible existence of the “Apprentice” tape in which the president uses the slur. Pierson says during that call that Trump said it and that “he is embarrassed.”
Henry accused Pierson of contradicting what she told him Monday night.
“You told me you never said that,” Henry said. “You’re on tape.”
“That’s not what we were talking about,” Pierson replied. “That’s not the question you were asking me.”
Pierson said that she says on the recording that Trump used the N-word because she wanted to move the conversation with Omarosa along, not because she actually knew Trump uttered the slur.
Pierson then tried to paint Omarosa as obsessed over the issue.
“If that’s the truth, why didn’t you tell me, ‘Ed, you know, I don’t know all the details of this book, I haven’t seen it, but I did say, “Yes, he used the N-word” to move the conversation along?’” a frustrated Henry said. ”You didn’t say that last night. You changed the story today.”
Watch their entire heated exchange below: