When those guys get together, can the topic of sex harassment be very far away? Baldwin’s O’Reilly discovers during the skit that one of his reporters no longer works for Fox News, prompting him to ask: “Did she get the check?”
The joke about the Fox News employee’s disappearing act was a dig about a recent report indicating that O’Reilly and the network paid settlements to at least five women who had accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment.
Baldwin’s O’Reilly finally ‘fesses up that he’s been the subject of some fuzzy complaints from women involving “exciting opportunities” he has offered. Fortunately, he says, someone who is “unimpeachable on all female issues” has stepped forward to defend him.
Cue “Hail to the Chief,” and there’s Baldwin on the other side of a split screen playing Trump. “I see a lot of myself in you, Bill,” says Baldwin’s Trump.
The O’Reilly character thanks the Trump character for saying that he “did nothing wrong,” even though it appears Trump doesn’t really know the facts of the case. He had a “loose hunch,” says Baldwin’s Trump. “I’m more familiar with this case than, say, health care.”