Fox News host Jesse Watters has been a panelist on The Five for less than a week, yet he is already taking a vacation. Watters disclosed the news last night on the Fox News panel program, which moved to 9 p.m. hour earlier this week.
“I’m going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I will not be here tomorrow. I’ll be back on Monday, so try not miss me too much,” Watters quipped.
He then went on to say that “K.G.” (Kimberly Guilfoyle) is going to be hosting Saturday’s episode of his weekend prime time show Watters’ World.
This vacation announcement comes amid backlash over what can be interpreted as sexually charged remarks he made about first daughter Ivanka Trump.
During a segment on Tuesday night, Watters talked about the way that Trump held a microphone while she discussed women’s rights at a panel in Germany.
“It’s funny. The left says they really respect women and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that they boo and hiss … so I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters said, before grinning at his co-hosts.
The next morning, the Fox Newser claimed that his comment was not meant to be derogatory and shouldn’t be considered sexual innuendo.
“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,” he said. “This was in no way a joke about anything else.”
This isn’t the first time Watters has come under fire. Last October, he received a lot of backlash for a segment on The Factor taped in New York’s Chinatown that was viewed by many as having racist overtones.