- The Washington Times - Friday, January 12, 2018

MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized Friday after leaked footage showed him joking about slipping Hillary Clinton a “Bill Cosby pill” before he interviewed the former presidential candidate in 2016.

Mr. Matthews made the offending comment as he was prepping for an interview with Mrs. Clinton at an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primary season on Jan. 5, 2016, The Cut reported.

“Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” the “Hardball” host asked staffers, according to the video.

“Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” he added, laughing.

Mr. Matthews told The Cut that he deeply regretted the comment.



“This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” he said. “I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it and I’m sorry.”

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide