Tom Arnold confirms that, and says he has also seen a tape of Trump calling his son Eric a “retard.”
I hate to admit it, but even if those tapes exist and are revealed, it probably will have no effect on Trump’s popularity. Everyone already knows he’s a racist. He started his political career by claiming Obama was born in Africa, for heaven’s sake, with absolutely no evidence to support that contention. The people who hate him hate his racism (among other things). The people that love him also know he’s a racist and either accept it or like him because of it.
The one place where this could hurt him is in the Congress. While congressmen can defend him if his racism is less explicit, they will have a difficult time defending his use of racial epithets.
Now here’s the difficult question. If outright racism is not the third rail for Trump, is anything? Let’s suppose the pee tapes are real and become public. Will that even have an effect on Trump’s supporters? I’m thinking it probably will not. He has black staffers who overlook his racism; he has religious followers who overlook his lies and infidelities. I wonder if he really is the Teflon Don.