Tom Arnold Loses it on ‘White Trash Racist’ Trump For Ex-Wife Roseanne’s Tweets
Tom Arnold appeared on CNN Wednesday night for an interview with Anderson Cooper, and the actor dished about his ex-wife Roseanne Barr‘s racist Twitter spree that ended up getting her hit ABC sitcom cancelled.
Arnold first told Cooper that he saw this coming, noting he saw “how far gone” Barr was regarding her belief in conspiracy theories, citing Pizzagate and Birtherism.
“By the way, this monkey thing is something she’s tweeted before about black people,” Arnold said. “Why is it ok?! It’s a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do. They love calling black people monkeys. It’s not a one time joke.”
“They do it because we have a white trash racist president,” Arnold said. “That’s a fact. Donald Trump — Roseanne and I have both known him 30 years. That’s an absolute fact.”
Arnold went on to call Trump’s response to the Roseanne tweet, in which the president blasted Disney CEO Bob Iger for not apologizing to him, “insane.”
“I have to say this about the president we have, and his gaslighting and lying,” Arnold continued. “You can see him perpetuating mental health issues for the entire country. Every day he gets on TV and lies and he perpetuates fear and anxiety. He never says things are great. He says, oh my gosh, look how dangerous it is in the inner city and black people.”
Cooper returned after the break with a fired up Arnold.
Arnold recounted a time when he was sat next to Trump at a dinner after his divorce from Barr, and Trump called his ex-wife “disgusting.”
“That’s a weird thing to say,” Arnold said, calling Trump’s later embrace of Barr “sad.”
Arnold concluded the interview by telling Michael Caputo, the former Trump aide who said earlier on CNN that comparing black people to monkeys is a common “racist trope,” to “shut up.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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