‘Demeaning Smuttiness’: Twitter Reacts to Jesse Watters


Fox News’ Jesse Watters is in hot water after making a comment some viewers considered to be a sexual joke about Ivanka Trump.

Watters, a former fixture of the O’Reilly Factor, made the comment Tuesday night during the second episode of The Five in its new 9 p.m. time slot.

Following a discussion of Ivanka’s cold reception in Germany, in which Watters questioned the left’s respect of women, he said he “really liked the way she was speaking into that microphone.”

Watters responded to the controversy on Twitter and in a statement to Mediaite, denying that his comment had sexual implications:

That did not satisfy Twitter, where Watters received bi-partisan mockery both for his original comment and explanation.

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