Host and executive producer Tom Arnold participates in Viceland's "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold" panel during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Tom Arnold: Hunt for revealing Trump tapes is public service

July 26, 2018 - 4:42 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Arnold says if his search for revealing tapes of President Donald Trump yields anything, he won't save it for the September debut of his new TV series.

Any tape that would "help our country" will immediately be released, the comedian-turned-activist told a TV critics' meeting Thursday.

Arnold says Trump's resignation from office is the intended goal of "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold," which debuts Sept. 18 on Viceland. He repeatedly bashed the president and his supporters during the half-hour session.

Arnold and producers are seeking any footage the comedian says would show the president's true character, including outtakes from Trump's former reality show "The Apprentice."

MGM, which owns "The Apprentice" footage, has said it will honor confidentiality agreements and not release any outtakes.