New York Magazine’s the Cut on Friday released footage from a January 5, 2016 interview setup that features MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joking about slipping then-candidate Hillary Clinton a “Bill Cosby pill.”
The shocking footage shows Matthews and his crew setting up for an interview with Clinton—an interview which the Cut notes featured the host repeatedly interrupting the Democratic candidate and at one point suggesting women should only be in the military “if they can physically handle it.”
“Can I have some of the queen’s waters?” Matthews asked his staffers. “Precious waters? Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?”
In a statement to the Cut, Matthews apologized for his remarks and said the Cosby allegations were at the forefront of his mind.
“This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” Matthews said. “I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it and I’m sorry.”
Watch the clip below, via the Cut:
Fox News host’s insane anti-LGBT screed: Activists are trying to make kids transgender by ‘eliminating gays’
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld went on a lengthy deep-dive into what he claims are the motivations of LGBT activists, falsely accusing them of trying to increase the number of transgender children by "eliminating gays."
There is exactly zero truth to Gutfeld's claims, which he made on Fox News' "The Five" on Monday, as Media Maters reports.
Hope Hicks denied under oath knowing about Trump’s hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Wednesday denied under oath knowing anything about the hush-money scheme set up by former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen to pay off President Donald Trump's former mistresses.
"Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election," reports CNN's Manu Raju. "Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at White House because of immunity claims."
Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election, per sources. Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at WH bc of immunity claims https://t.co/GZWqzCzpGX
Federal Reserve chair defiant in face of Trump threats: ‘The law is clear — I have a four-year term’
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sounded a defiant note on Wednesday as he announced that there would be no further cuts to interest rates for the time being.
Even though President Donald Trump has been publicly calling for a rate cut to spur additional economic growth ahead of his reelection campaign, Powell kept interest rates at their current level and signaled that he did not foresee any interest rate cuts for the rest of the year.
Powell was asked by a reporter if he was concerned about being "demoted" by Trump in the wake of this announcement, the Federal Reserve Chairman said he wasn't worried.