'Law & Order: SVU' Has a Donald Trump-Like Character at the Center of Controversial Upcoming Episode

by Alex Ungerman 5:57 PM PDT, October 11, 2016
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An upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit definitely seems to feature a nod to Donald Trump.

The long-running NBC show, which often features storylines inspired by real-life headlines, will air an episode later this month called "Unstoppable," which guest stars Gary Cole as a politician whose "campaign goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations," the network confirmed to ET on Tuesday.

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With the 2016 election right around the corner, the episode reportedly underwent extra scrutiny from the network, and was delayed from its initially-scheduled Oct. 12 air date, according to Variety.

Meanwhile, Trump's campaign, and NBC, have been dealing with the fallout from a leaked 2005 audio recording where Trump can be heard making disparaging comments about women, including ET host Nancy O'Dell, as well as bragging to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about being able to sexually assault women due to his celebrity status.

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Trump, who apologized for the comments, has repeatedly defended the recording as "locker room talk," while NBC suspended Bush from his job as co-host of the Today show's third hour on Sunday.

Law & Order: SVU's "Unstoppable" episode airs Wednesday, Oct.26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.