Fox News and Jesse Watters have clarified what some interpreted as lewd joke made by the host on his newly primetime panel show The Five.
During a discussion of Ivanka Trump’s appearance in Germany on the second night of The Five in its new 9 p.m. slot, Watters made a curious comment regarding the first daughter’s handling of a microphone.
I really liked the way she was speaking into that microphone.
The comments, accompanied by Watters’ signature smirk, caused something of a stir on Twitter, with viewers suggesting the provocative host was making a joke about Trump’s handling of a phallic-shaped microphone.
We asked Fox News to respond to the comment, to which Watters provided the following clarification.
“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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