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?"
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 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.