When Trump-hating actor Tom Arnold isn’t busy composing anti-Trump Twitter messages peppered with as many four-letter words as will fit in the space of in 280 characters, he is dreaming up fantastic scenarios in which he will deliver the president’s hide to his equally profane, drooling Hollywood pals.
Now his obsession with taking down Trump has a sponsor. Viceland has announced the launch of a new eight-part documentary series titled “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” scheduled to air this fall.
Arnold has boasted since December of 2016 that he has damning tapes of Trump, including outtakes from “The Apprentice” that show the then-president-elect uttering “every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” including the n-word, the c-word, and calling his son a retard. Arnold claims that “hundreds of people have seen” the tapes, although for some reason, and despite his intense loathing for Trump, he has never made them public.
That is all about to change, according to Vice, which writes:
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Ever since the infamous Access Hollywood recording of Trump saying he could grab women “by the pussy” leaked in 2016, rumors have swirled that there are more tapes out there — from racy Apprentice outtakes to the coveted “pee tape”and beyond.
And who but crackerjack sleuth Tom Arnold has been selected to head up the search. But he will have help:
The host will draw on his high-profile network of celebrity friends, entertainment executives, and crew members he’s met over more than 35 years in showbiz to dig for evidence on Trump’s most incriminating moments — and, being a comedian and all, he’ll have a little fun along the way. He’ll be backed up by a handful of experienced journalists, and — aside from trying to uncover the tapes themselves — he’ll look into the companies and tycoons who have allegedly fought to keep the damning recordings a secret.
The notion that the show is supposed to be comedic but will “backed up by experienced journalists” makes the project sound confusing.
Just to make sure that every sufferer of Trump Derangement Syndrome has a chance to hyperventilate, Vice notes:
VICELAND has also set up a secure website where any whistleblowers or sources can go to send leads or actual footage — all of which will be vetted and authenticated — to help Arnold on his quest for the truth.
Hmm, shades of Obama’s “Truth Team” (aka “Truth Squad”).
Here, for what it’s worth, is the trailer.