Joy Behar apologizes for calling Clinton accusers 'tramps'

Joy Behar, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” on Tuesday apologized for calling the women who have accused former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFor 2020, Democrats are lookin’ for somebody to love A year since Parkland: we have a solution Washington restaurant celebrates holiday with presidential drinks MORE of rape and sexual assault “tramps.” 

“I want to apologize," Behar said Tuesday on the show. "I never, ever intend to belittle sexual assault and the women who are victims of it ever. ... I made a joke. ... I’m sorry.”

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During Monday’s episode of the show, Behar interjected when co-host Sunny Hostin said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE “missed the opportunity” during Sunday night's presidential debate with GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE to address the allegations from Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey.

“I would like to apologize to those tramps who have slept with my husband. Maybe should could have said that,” Behar said. 

Broaddrick responded Tuesday in a tweet.

Broaddrick, 73, accused Bill Clinton of raping her while he was Arkansas attorney general in 1978. He never faced charges.  

Jones and Willey accused Clinton of sexual harassment in the 1990s.   

Jones sued and then settled with Clinton out of court for $850,000. Wiley, who says Clinton groped her, was subpoenaed to testify in the case.