Comedian Tom Arnold and CNN’s Poppy Harlow had a wide-ranging, intense interview Friday night over what Arnold described as an upcoming show to expose President Trump using Michael Cohen’s recorded tapes.
Arnold said he’s been meeting with Trump’s former attorney, Cohen, and that his eight episode show debuting in September is centered around tapes that will expose the Trump family for mistreatment of Cohen. (RELATED: Michael Cohen Sets The Record Straight On Tom Arnold ‘Encounter’ And Whether POTUS Was Discussed)
“Oh yeah [Cohen’s] got tapes. Oh my God he’s recorded everybody,” Arnold said. Cohen has denied that the meeting with Arnold was anything other than a “chance, public encounter.”
Harlow asked if Arnold has any tapes of Trump that are not already public.
“Yes,” Arnold said. “He’s awful.”
But Arnold would not specify the content of the alleged tapes and what they would actually expose.
“We have a lot of things,” he said, and suggested some taped content is from Trump’s time during “The Apprentice.”
“I’m going to spend the weekend with Michael Cohen. And the president, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, I’m spending the weekend hanging out with Michael Cohen, and there’s a lot going on. You’ve disrespected him and his family.”
“Did Michael Cohen tell you specifically that he is working with the authorities, that he has agreed to cooperate?” Harlow asked.
After a long pause and no direct answer, Arnold said he didn’t want to answer that question. “This is too important to me to eff around,” he said, adding that he’s doing the show for his children.
Cohen tweeted that the two did not discuss Trump at all.
Appreciate @TomArnold kind words about me as a great father, husband and friend. This was a chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby where he asked for a selfie. Not spending the weekend together, did not discuss being on his show nor did we discuss @POTUS. #done #ridiculous
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 23, 2018
Arnold has since apologized for fabricating the meaning of the meeting.
I just spoke to Tom Arnold about his comments on Michael Cohen last night. Here’s what he had to say: pic.twitter.com/TxppyKteeq
— Emily Jane Fox (@emilyjanefox) June 22, 2018
Arnold had originally tweeted a selfie with Cohen and told NBC news that the meeting was to collaborate on incriminating evidence against Trump.
I love New York pic.twitter.com/J7AJg1HiHo
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018