Hillary Commiserates With Ellen: Chris Matthews "Manhandles Me Every Night"

04/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Today on "Ellen," Hillary Clinton explained her April Fool's joke on the press, and told Ellen, "your personal admirer and friend Chris Matthews was in the front row" of her faux-press conference where she challenged Barack Obama to a bowl-off.

Matthews visited Ellen last month and, while dancing with the host, managed to grope her and throw her to the floor.

"Don't dance with him," Ellen told Hillary. "Don't do it."

Hillary replied: "Well, I feel like he manhandles me every night."

"He was just laughing after it was over," Ellen said. "He didn't even realize what happened."

"That happens a lot in the political coverage I get," Hillary said to Ellen.

Chris Matthews came under fire earlier this primary season for what many perceived as sexist remarks against Hillary Clinton, remarks for which he was ultimately forced to apologize.

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