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

"I realize that's no excuse".

"Can I have some of the queen's waters? Precious waters?" As he waits for the water, he says, "Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?". While the footage of O'Donnell was embarrassing, it's far from making a joke about alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby - and it appears Matthews is aware of his wrongdoing.

Chris Matthews speaks onstage as Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights hosts The 2015 Ripple Of Hope Awards at New York Hilton on December 8, 2015 in New York City.

Matthews, who has hosted MSNBC's Hardball since 1997, has a history of making sexist remarks toward Clinton.

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 January 5, 2016, The Cut reported. "I deeply regret it and I'm sorry", he said.

Cosby, you may remember, has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. Also watch the interview. "Quit. Now", tweeted Tim Hogan, a former Clinton campaign spokesperson. He once pinched her cheek after an interview, and, in 2008 said, "the reason she's a US senator, the reason she's a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around". Matthews said to a crew member.

For those following Matthews, who laughed Thursday at the prospect of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe punching President Donald Trump, the comments are not surprising. "My God is that good".

MSNBC recently admitted that Matthews had settled with a former producer who accused him of sexual harassment. MSNBC later confirmed the report from The Daily Caller that Mathews was formally reprimanded and that the employee had been paid compensation upon leaving her job.

Vanessa Coleman