FOX News host goes on 'vacation' after backlash over Ivanka Trump remark

Another blow to Fox News under a cloud of sexual harassment charges, this time resulting in an abrupt vacation for on-air personality Jesse Watters after this moment.

"I don't really get what's going on here but I really liked the way she was speaking into that microphone."

Watters had been discussing on The Five the viral moment when Ivanka Trump was booed during a Berlin summit dedicated to women in the workplace.

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“Why won’t the Left respect this high government official I just made a leering blowjob joke about?" https://t.co/OixiT8ti2a
"The left says we should respect women," Jesse Watters, right before he made a lewd remark about a woman. https://t.co/xXHNf4xH9k
So on same day Fox News mandates sensitivity training, Jesse Watters oddly praises Ivanka Trump's technique w mic. https://t.co/rhGlbMZtL6
The irony of Jesse Watters is laughable. He opens up by saying Libs don't respect Ivanka, then makes a sex joke about her 3 secs later...
@jessebwatters wow. Do you have an intern on staff who helps ensure you stay that full of shit or do you manage it yourself?
@Mikel_Jollett Remember how Jesse Watters mocked homeless people on Fox? And Asian Americans? He's an assboil of a… https://t.co/tyGA54S7Wb
@alekscake I saw that. That Jesse Watters guy is a creep. Like, dude, we all know what you're implying there. Gross.
Jesse Watters made an inappropriate sexual comment? The guy who thinks mocking non-English speakers in Chinatown is comedy? Surely you jest!
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But to New York Magazine reporter Yashar Ali, who first pointed out what he saw as a crude innuendo, Watters seemed to have other aspects of Ivanka's appearance on his mind.

In the resulting social media backlash from others in the industry, Watters says he's taking a two-day vacation.

The perceived gaffe comes just three days after The Five was moved to its new 9pm time slot following the Bill O'Reilly firing.

Watters has since defended himself on Buzzfeed saying, "During the break we were commenting on Ivanka's voice and how it was low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else."

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Megan Kelly

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Gretchen Carlson

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Greta van Susteren

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Andrea Tantaros

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Laurie Dhue

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck 

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Alisyn Camerota 

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