MORE tapes…

As Donald Trump works to recover from the damage done by the recently leaked tape from 2005, Democrats are planning a one-two punch.

Bill Pruitt, a former producer for the first two seasons of Trump’s “The Apprentice” TV show, claims that far worse ‘hot mic’ comments from Trump exist — but there would be serious financial consequences if the tapes were to be released. According to NYMag: Chris Nee – a Clinton supporter who did not work on The Apprentice – tweeted that according to producers and crew members she has spoken with, those tapes include Trump using the N-word. Nee makes it clear that she has not seen or heard the tapes herself, so the existence of any such recording remains no more than a rumor at this point.

Nee also claims that anyone caught releasing the footage would have to pay as much as a $5 million leak fee, per their contract with Apprentice executive producer Mark Burnett. Burnett, according to Buzzfeed News, is a Trump supporter and has already threatened to sue Apprentice staffers if they decide to leak outtakes from the show.

There is no proof of any of this, of course, as the tapes haven’t been released.

However, despite the $5 million penalty, they’re very well may still be released. As Buzzfeed reported: The head of a pro-Clinton SuperPAC suggested Sunday that he would cover the legal expenses of staffers on the show The Apprentice who leak damaging footage of Donald Trump.

“If a $5 million ‘leak fee’ is what stands between truth and total Trump implosion, sign me up,” said David Brock, the founder of American Bridge and a leading Clinton ally, in an email to BuzzFeed News.

As for the legitimacy of these claims: time will tell. Trump was able to draw a distinction last night’s debate between his 2005 words and the egregious actions by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Let’s hope the rest of the American public sees it that way too.

[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]

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