America could have been saved by Tom Arnold. 2016 is still full of surprises.

On a Seattle radio program, The Dori Monson Show, Tom Arnold said he has a video of Donald Trump saying all kinds of awful things including the N-word.

Arnold said the tape was a Christmas joke made by editors of Celebrity Apprentice that was passed around to hundreds of people for laughs.

“When the people sent it to me, it was funny,” Arnold said.”He wasn’t going to be president of the United States. It was him sitting in that chair using the N-word, using the C-word, calling his son [intellectually disabled],” Arnold said.

Oddly, the fact that he was just sitting on his boardroom throne busting out the big swears makes this even worse. It’s one thing if he flew off the handle at some perceived slight, but that he was just casually dropping N-bombs between takes is pretty awful.

Arnold says that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agent and Hilary Clinton both contacted him to release the tape before the election. The only reason Tom did not take it public is because he wanted to protect the editors. Arnold claims they were afraid they’d lose their jobs, never work again, and face a $5 million lawsuit due to breaking their confidentiality agreement.

Though the radio host thought this tape would have sunk Trump’s chances of election, Tom disagrees. “I think if the people that like him saw him saying the N-word, matter-of-factly saying this stuff, I think they would have liked him more for being politically incorrect,” said Arnold.

Sadly, Arnold is probably right since the whole “grab ’em by the pussy” thing didn’t really move the needle.

Hopefully this tape will be leaked at some point, though Lord knows we don’t need any more proof that our President Elect is a piece of shit.