Chris Matthews apologizes for making joke about 'Bill Cosby pill'


MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized for joking about a "Bill Cosby pill" while awaiting an interview with Hillary Clinton two years ago.

MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews joked about giving Hillary Clinton a "Bill Cosby pill" before interviewing her in footage from January 2016 obtained by the Cut.

A spokeswoman for MSNBC referred BuzzFeed News to a statement Matthews made to the Cut.

There are 2 comments on the Washington Times story from 1 hr ago, titled Chris Matthews apologizes for joke about slipping Hillary Clinton a a Bill Cosby pilla. He said, "I deeply regret it and I'm sorry". "Precious waters?" And then, while waiting for the water, he adds, "Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?"

Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women and some of his accusers allege that he drugged and raped them. "Quit. Now", tweeted Tim Hogan, a former Clinton campaign spokesperson.

During the interview that followed, Matthews asked Clinton about her husband's infidelity and asked her whether it was "culturally" important for women to be allowed into military combat roles.

A fast-talking political junkie, Matthews has served as the host of "Hardball", a fixture on MSNBC's programming lineup, since 1997.

He apologized in 2008 after he said that Clinton became a US senator and a leading presidential candidate only because "her husband messed around". "She didn't win there on her merit".

In December, The Daily Caller reported that NBC paid $40,000 to a female staffer after she accused Matthews of sexual harassment.

In May 2016, Matthews was caught on a live microphone making comments about Melania Trump during then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's primary victory speech in Indiana. "Runway walk", he could be heard saying.