Actor and comedian Tom Arnold, best known for his contentious marriage to President-Trump-loving actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, was seen out in New York with Trump's beleaguered personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who is currently under investigation by federal prosecutors.
Arnold posted a pic on social media, first captioning it simply, "I Love New York," before admitting on Twitter and later in an interview with NBC that he is planning on taking Trump down. Cohen himself retweeted the pic without comment.
According to NBC, it turns out, Arnold is:
...working with Vice on a new show that features him hunting for unflattering video of Trump.
Arnold told NBC News early Friday that Cohen talked to him for the new Vice show:
We’ve been on the other side of the table and now we’re on the same side.
So far, Arnold is saving it all for TV, keeping mum about exactly what, if any, evidence his new Vice show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, which seeks to "investigate whether rumored tapes from the past showing the president in a negative light actually exist," has unearthed. But he's still teasing it all on social media, promising commenters that what he got from Cohen is big enough for Trump to quit.
Tom, you seem pretty happy. Can you please at least let us know on a scale of 1 to Trump is definitely going down how happy you were after this meeting?— Resist and Persist (@GiselleAlbrech2) June 22, 2018
Reactions ran the gamut:
Here are some Trump rumors people hope Arnold can chase down and get the tapes for:
Tom has long hinted at the existence of the “elevator tape” which allegedly is a video clip of trump hitting Melania in the face in an elevator, similar to the Ray Rice tape. If the tape exists, who do you think would have a copy?— Brian Zook 🌊 (@anches) June 22, 2018
Hey Tom - where's that videotape of Trump being Trump behind the scenes of The Apprentice? You said you had it and then didnt release it.— Tuck Frump (@CeruleanTide) June 22, 2018
I really hope you're right...that he has tapes. But, at this point in the game, doesn't the FBI now have them?— INeedABreakFromDrumpfDrama (@manateesb4) June 22, 2018
It appears Arnold's fans and anyone anti-Trump are pretty much on board, cheering Cohen's potential defection:
THIS IS EXCITING @TomArnold Tom Arnold: Ex-Trump lawyer and I are teaming up to take #Trump down https://t.co/CMm31S6exe pic.twitter.com/L5cW0XlhQe @Morning_Joe @SRuhle @StephenAtHome @WhoopiGoldberg @TheTalkCBS #TrumpRussia @Lawrence @maddow @Guardian @piersmorgan @chelseahandler— Nancy Mitchell (@NancyWonderful) June 22, 2018
I know he’s done some not so good things Tom, but he doesn’t look very good in that pic. He’s lost weight. He looks tired. I kind of feel sorry for him. I hope he flips, so he doesn’t spend the rest of his life in prison. Trump is not worth his soul. Can’t wait for your new show!— - Tammy - 💫 (@integrityshines) June 22, 2018
Get the goods Tom. We’re counting on you to do what our elected officials can’t— brtyche (@brtyche) June 22, 2018
As widely as he is currently reviled I'm thinking MC could potentially redeem himself with the American People if he takes Trump down...and I'd send money to a legal fund for him if he did. God knows Trump's not paying for it....has he thought about that idea?— *I'm* Not Cosette (@Cosette2016) June 22, 2018
NBC contacted a Vice producer regarding Cohen's meeting with Arnold and were told that Cohen had not yet done an on-camera interview but that they are "still working it." The now much-anticipated show is expected to air later this year but even if Arnold fails in his mission, we always have the satisfaction of getting under Trump's skin.
As Arnold told NBC:
It’s on! I hope he [Trump] sees the picture of me and Michael Cohen and it haunts his dreams.
Don't we all?