Ivanka Trump microphone quip draws criticism for Fox host

Fox News' Jesse Watters appears to make lewd Ivanka Trump joke then takes abrupt holiday

According to Jesse, his comment was taken out of context, but it was a context that the viewers weren't privy to see.

Watters' remarks drew attention on social media after being tweeted by journalist Yashar Ali, with some commenters interpreting Watters' comment as a sexual innuendo. First of all, consider what his actual comments were.

Fox News did not respond to questions from TPM about whether it plans to address criticism of Watters' comments as inappropriate.

Before he was sacked recently because of years of accumulated sexual harassment allegations, Bill O'Reilly was given the equivalent of Michael Corleone's "kiss of death" by the Murdoch family and abruptly sent "on vacation".

In 2007, O'Reilly sent Watters to ambush Bill Moyers in the street after the PBS host released a documentary criticizing the Bush administration for the Iraq War.




Fox News has gotta be pissed at Watters as this "vacation" announcement comes only a handful of days into his tenure as a primetime host for the network.

Watters has denied that he was referencing anything sexual with the joke. In response, a Fox News spokesperson told NBC News the company plans to fight the lawsuit. They are copycat complaints of the original one filed last month.

"It was pigheaded, it was misogynistic, and it reminds everybody the kind of culture that has clearly been alive and well at Fox News thus far", she added. The segment featured the song "Kung Fu Fighting", and showed Watters asking two women whether he was "supposed to bow to say hello". According to the Hill, Donald Trump follows both Jesse Watters and Tucker Carlson from Fox News on Twitter. One could only imagine that Jesse would feel mortified now that people took his comment and gesture to be lewd and aimed at Ivanka.

Cardona slammed, "Absolutely, there's no way you could read it any other way!". NBC News did not find a record of Watters acknowledging, or apologizing to, LGBT critics.

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