Tom Arnold Goes On A Wild Rant Against President Trump While Promoting His New Show

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While promoting his upcoming Viceland series, The Hunt For The Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold, at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday, comedian and actor Tom Arnold launched into a wild rant about President Donald Trump, The Apprentice, and just about everything else he could include in the mix. And as it became abundantly clear to the reporters present at the event, and those following along with the #TCA18 hashtag on Twitter, Arnold wasn’t kidding. Even when, after finishing his initial outburst, the actor quipped, “Anyway, it’s a comedy.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, it all started when one of the reporters present asked Arnold, “Even if you find an incriminating tape about Trump will it really matter to the 40 percent of the country that seems to like Trump no matter what he does?” Needless to say, the actor had an answer. Several, in fact:

“I don’t give a s–t about the 40 percent,” he said to a smattering of applause from the press. “I’m going to do this until he resides [sic]. He’s a crazy person. He’s putting our country at the precipice of a war — literally right now… There are things that are going on right now that affect our world, that are scary. I’m in a position to do something and it is working. I’m going to continue to do this until that guy resides and the world is a little bit safer. It is going to happen. If you pay attention to the news now, since Helsinki, big things are breaking, and its putting more pressure on him, and he’s acting even crazier. And were getting closer and closer to him saying, ‘I’m quitting on my terms.’ And that is going to happen. His 40 percent? F–k them.”

Arnold also had plenty to say about Mark Burnett, the executive producer from Trump’s The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice days. “I’d like him to stand up and say, ‘actually, we had to cut out all the lies and sexual harassment and the insanity and the incompetence, we had to cut all that out,'” he said. “That’s the tape I want. One 12-hour day of Trump Tower in that boardroom. That’s what I want. I want to show America that.”

The actor spoke at length about a number of related subjects, which are far too many to document fully here. However, a brief survey of some of the tweets from the journalists present at the TCA session provides a pretty good idea as to how it went.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)