Fox News’s Jesse Watters says Shia LaBeouf called him ‘trash’ in airport lounge run-in

Chris Cuomo isn’t the only cable news personality who has had a nasty confrontation in public, according to Jesse Watters of Fox News, who claims he was recently called out by actor Shia LaBeouf.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Ingraham Angle, guest host Watters addressed CNN host Cuomo’s heated exchange with a heckler who called the Italian-American broadcaster “Fredo.” Cuomo responded by cursing out the man and threatening to push his “punk a**” down the stairs.”

While Watters agreed that Cuomo had a right to not be berated in public, he accused the rival broadcaster of “hypocrisy” for, he claims, encouraging the left to confront conservative leaders. Watters went on to share his own experiences with hecklers — including one famous actor.

“You know, the other day, I was at a lounge, the Delta Sky situation, trying to take off for a flight with my family,” Watters shared. “And the actor Shia LaBeouf, or whatever his name is — I think it was him, it looked exactly like him — I walked by and he calls me trash. Right in front of my kids.”

“And I didn’t say anything, I didn’t lose it, but these things happen,” he said.

“You should have called him Indiana Jones Jr.,” joked Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo, citing LaBeouf’s role in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. “That would have shut him down immediately.”

Yahoo has reached out to the actor’s team for comment.

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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 16: Host Kevin Carter, Fox News Channel's Dana Perino and Jesse Watters and host Jay DeMarcus attend Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner hosted by Kevin Carter & Jay DeMarcus on April 16, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for LEGACY Events)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jesse Watters (L) and Emma DiGiovine attend the after party for Jillian Cardarelli's performance at Rockwood Music Hall on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for LCPRE)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: (L-R) Jesse Watters, Martha MacCallum and Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl MVP QB Nick Foles pose together for a photo during "The Story" with Martha MacCallum at Fox News Studios on June 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 24: NFL verteran Cris Collinsworth (L) and TV host Jesse Watters (R) attend the 17th annual Waiting for Wishes celebrity dinner at The Palm on April 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for The Kevin Carter Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush( C) join the hosts of the "The Five", Kimberly Guilfoyle, Juan Williams, Jesse Watters, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld at Fox News Studios on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 24: (L-R) Host Kevin Carter, TV personality Dana Perino and TV host Jesse Watters attend the 17th annual Waiting for Wishes celebrity dinner at The Palm on April 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for The Kevin Carter Foundation)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Jesse Watters host of 'The Five' interviews Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush during 'The Five' at Fox News Studios on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Fox Anchor Jesse Watters (R) interviews Mark Cuban during Fox News Channel's 'Watters' World' at FOX Studios on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 24: Television host Jesse Watters, (L) and Olympic Curler Matt Hamilton (R), attend the 17th annual Waiting for Wishes celebrity dinner at The Palm on April 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for The Kevin Carter Foundation)
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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 24: Television host Jesse Watters, (L) and Olympic Curler Matt Hamilton (R), attend the 17th annual Waiting for Wishes celebrity dinner at The Palm on April 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for The Kevin Carter Foundation)
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