Actor and comedian Tom Arnold makes his pre-season prediction for the Super Bowl.
USA Today Sports

The anti-Trump tweets of comedian Tom Arnold won him a visit from the Secret Service.

Arnold, who is known for his tweets against President Donald Trump, said the Secret Service arrived at his home last month, providing Mother Jones with a recording of her one-hour conversation with agents who warned her that her tweets may incite violence.

Mother Jones informed that two Secret Service agents went to Arnold on October 25, in the middle of the investigation of the explosive devices sent by mail to politicians and high-level critics of Trump, and interrogated him to determine if he posed a threat to him. President. The visit came days after Arnold tweeted a message that challenged Trump to a one-on-one fight at one of his rallies.

"I say to put or shut up @realDonald Trump Me vs. You." "By America." The first body shot wins. "Any Rally." Any time, "between now and the midterms," ​​Arnold said in the tweet.

On Monday, Arnold tweeted a statement about the October visit, saying he received the message that Secret Service agents were trying to convey. He thanked the Mother Jones journalist who wrote the exclusive story about the visit.

"Thank you, David Corn, for your excellent work, as always, thanks to the US Secret Service for risking their lives by keeping democracy safe," Arnold wrote on Twitter. "I appreciate that you came to my house on what must have been a busy day, I heard your message loud and clear, words matter, tone matters, words can incite violence, be responsible."

Related: Tom Arnold gives an interview on CNN while the saga of Michael Cohen becomes even stranger.

Arnold offered an upside-down apology, however.

"Sorry, Donald Trump has not heard you all the times you've had this exact conversation with him," Arnold continued. "I regret that the President and the White House say things they know that could incite violence in the media and citizens of the United States almost daily.

"I'm sorry because Secret Service agents are more at risk than anyone, and when they find out that they are people with children like me, they just want to know which is the best place to cheat or try," he said.

The Arnold Secret Service visit is the comedian's latest controversy, which occurred in the months following an apparent fight with "The Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett at the Evening Before the Emmy party in September.

Plus: Mark Burnett will not be prosecuted for alleged assault on Tom Arnold


Show thumbnails

Show subtitles

Last slide next slide

Read or share this story: