‘Law & Order: SVU’ knows how to take on a scandal based on real-life headlines and nothing is more scandalous than current presidential candidate, Donald Trump. So it’s no surprise that the show will tackle a storyline based around the ex-‘Celebrity Apprentice’ host.
Law & Order: SVU will bring the Donald Trump headlines to its show on an episode titled “Unstoppable” originally set to air on Nov. 9, the day after Election Day. However, NBC has now confirmed it will air on Oct. 26, just under two weeks before the election. The show will feature Veep‘s Gary Cole, who will play a “wealthy and boorish man” running for President, our sister publication Variety reports. The episode will also feature guest stars Peter Gallagher, Meredith Travers, Bianca Amato and Currie Graham.
The story reportedly was inspired by the civil lawsuit by a woman who alleges she was raped by Donald when she was 13, some time in the ’90s. Trump’s team has denied there is any truth to the allegations. Of course, we’re not sure at this time if any other recent headlines that Trump has made — specifically, the lewd comments about women that recently resurfaced from a 2005 tape — will be featured in the episode.
Following the second debate, Donald did his first interview on Oct. 11, and said he didn’t feel that he upset women with his crude comments. “I’m not sure I believe it,” he told Bill O’Rielly when he asked about his plans to get the women he offended back on his side. “What women want is secure borders, safety, law and order, a police department that’s allowed to do it’s job, justice for all, all of this stuff that everyone else wants and Hillary can’t do it,” he argued. “I don’t think I’m that outspoken to be honest with you. I think I’ve been very nice. I went to ivy league schools. The fact is that I think we should get support and we don’t from guys like Paul Ryan.”
Yikes. You can see Law & Order: SVU‘s episode on Oct. 26 on NBC.