Jimmy Kimmel had Hillary Clinton take part in a skit on his show March 24. It wasn't the first time the comic has used political satire to make a point about the presidential campaign. (Deirdra O'Regan/The Washington Post)

Jimmy Kimmel had Hillary Clinton on his show Thursday, and he took the opportunity to mansplain a little to her.

Kimmel set Clinton up with a podium to give her stump speech and then relentlessly critiqued everything she was doing wrong -- from a male's perspective.

The takeaway is clear: Clinton's critics will see her as either shouting or not speaking strongly enough. They will judge her on her clothes and whether she smiles too much or not enough. There is no winning.

It was a somewhat risky premise. The bit could easily have fallen flat. As political satire goes, though, it worked.

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