Following pervy and suggestive comments Fox News host Jesse Watters made about first daughter Ivanka Trump on air, Watters is going on vacation.
A report from CNN's Brian Stelter lays out the timeline: On Tuesday, the audience at a W20 panel in Berlin booed and hissed Trump for touting her father as a "tremendous champion" of women and families. On The Five, Watters quickly dismissed the criticism as baffling before taking a hard left turn.
"I really like how she was speaking into that microphone," he said, putting a paper-thin veil over a reference to oral sex.
Back-peddling on Wednesday morning, Watters tweeted that he was "referencing Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ" and absolutely nothing else. That night on The Five, according to Stelter's report — which emphasizes that "maybe this is a total coincidence" — Watters told viewers he'd be out of office until Monday, missing two prime-time spots during his very first week in the role, along with his Saturday show, Watters' World.
Know who else announced a conveniently timed but allegedly prescheduled vacation after his history of lewd, demeaning and all-around inappropriate behavior ignited a scandal and an ongoing PR nightmare for Fox News? Watters' former boss, Bill O'Reilly, whom the network fired about a week later.
Maybe Watters' vacation is a fluke. Then again, maybe it's not.