SNL Skit Refers to Bill Clinton’s Accusers at Debate as ‘Mistresses’

• October 17, 2016 7:45 am


The Saturday Night Live skit mocking the second presidential debate over the weekend referred to the women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct as his "mistresses."

Republican nominee Donald Trump brought Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey as his guests to the town hall debate on Oct. 9. Broaddrick has long alleged that Clinton raped her, and Jones and Willey have accused him of misconduct as well.

In the SNL skit, Trump (Alec Baldwin) responds to a question from Martha Raddatz (Cecily Strong) about the 2005 tape of him boasting about sexual abuse by saying Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s husband has done far worse.

"Listen, what I said is nothing compared to what Bill Clinton has done, OK? He has abused women, and Martha, Anderson, hold onto your nips and your nuts, because four of those women are here tonight," Trump says.

Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) then feigns emotional shock at the women being there, but she refers to them as her husband’s mistresses, implying a consensual relationship.

"Wait, I’m sorry? Who’s here? Mistresses?" Clinton says, fake crying. "Bill, how could you? How will I go on with the debate? No, I’ll never be able to remember my facts and figures now. Oh, Donald, no!"

Clinton then returns to a straight face.

"Get real. I’m made of steel. This is nothing. Hi, girls!" Clinton says, waving.

Trump says the women should be believed before Raddatz points out he has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct as well.

The whole exchange begins at the 3:04 mark of the video.

The skit also got its numbers wrong. The fourth woman at the debate, Kathy Shelton, did not accuse Bill Clinton of misconduct. Shelton was raped when she was 12 and her attacker was represented by Hillary Clinton and eventually pleaded to a minor charge.