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Chris Matthews Apologizes For "Bill Cosby Pill" Joke

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MSNBC host Chris Matthews once joked about giving Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE a "Bill Cosby pill" before a 2016 interview, according to newly released video.

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.

'I realize that's no excuse. The footage kicks off with Matthews asking: "Can I have some of the queen's waters? Precious waters?" Matthews asked.

"Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" he adds, laughing.

Reps for Clinton didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. "Quit. Now", tweeted Tim Hogan, a former Clinton campaign spokesperson. "Hardball" was hosted on CNBC at the time. Before embarking on a career in television, he cut his teeth on Capitol Hill, serving as an aide to former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill.

The website also listed some of Matthews' controversial remarks about Clinton, some of which were made on air.

She has a "cackle, ' a 'scolding manner in terms of her public speaking, ' and some men believed her voice is like 'fingernails on a blackboard" said Matthews over the years.

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

MSNBC star Chris Matthews has apologized for joking about a "Bill Cosby pill" before interviewing Hillary Clinton.

"Did you see her walk?"

In 1999, a female assistant producer received a monetary payment after accusing Matthews of "inappropriate comments and jokes about her in front of others". "My God is that good".



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