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 ClintonMarching toward a debt crisis The tragic cycle of genocide denial has returned: This time, Nigeria John Lithgow releases poem on the downfall of Acosta 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 ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE “missed the opportunity” during Sunday night's presidential debate with GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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.