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Coincidence? Jesse Watters Announces He’s Going On Vacation Following Ivanka Flap

In the wake of heavy criticism he’s received over remarks he made about Ivanka Trump and a microphone, Fox News’ Jesse Watters announced at the end of tonight’s broadcast of The Five that he’s taking a short vacation.

Watters has come under fire for making what was perceived by many as a penis joke about Ivanka. After watching a clip of her speaking at a women’s conference, the Fox News host said that he really likes “how she was speaking into that microphone” while flashing his signature smirk. It also appeared that he was making some hand gestures.

He later told Mediaite that he was describing the First Daughter’s voice, which he says is “low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ.”

During this evening’s show, Watters explained that he would be taking the next two days off from The Five as well as the weekend. Watters’ Saturday program, Watters’ World, will be hosted by his Five colleague Kimberly Guilfoyle.

So, to recap, Watters is going to miss the final two broadcasts of The Five’s first week in primetime, as well as his weekend show. All to take a short family vacation that hadn’t been announced until this evening. And this just coincidentally occurs following this latest flap — a flap that happened just a week after the network parted ways with its biggest star over a sexual harassment scandal.

Got it.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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