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‘Law & Order: SVU’ is making an episode inspired by Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts during the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

An upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is set to tackle one of the most newsworthy people of the year.

The spinoff series that focuses on sex crimes will feature a Donald Trump-themed episode titled Unstoppable, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The long-running NBC show often features storylines inspired by real-life headlines, and in the past they’ve taken on Ray Rice, Gamergate, cases like Casey Anthony, Trayvon Martin, O.J. Simpson and even things like Solange Knowles and Jay Z’s elevator fight.

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The episode will guest star Gary Cole as a politician whose “campaign goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations,” the network confirmed to ET on Oct. 11.

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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 recording where Trump can be heard making disparaging comments about women, 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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Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that various Apprentice cast and crew members said Trump had been lewd and sexist on set. The New York Times interviewed a woman who said Trump had groped her in 1992 on Oct. 9.

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Trump, who apologized for the comments in the tape, 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.

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

With files from ET Canada

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