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Following the recent ouster of talker Bill O’Reilly amid multiple claims of sexual harassment, yet another Fox News host has found himself in hot water for a remark he made on air that many have perceived as being off color.
Jesse Watters, cohost of Fox News’ The Five, made the comment in regards to Ivanka Trump’s appearance at a women’s empowerment summit on Tuesday, per Business Insider.
“It’s funny, the left says they really respect women, and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that, they boo and hiss. So I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters said in the now infamous clip, making a facial expression that some have interpreted as lewd.
CNN reported that Watters has now taken a vacation as of Wednesday and will miss two days.
It has been a tumultuous period for Fox News, which is also facing a raft of racial discrimination lawsuits from former employees and is still reeling from the bad publicity over former CEO Roger Ailes’ high-profile ouster after his own sexual harassment scandal.