Fox's Jesse Watters is going on an impromptu "vacation" after gross Ivanka Trump "joke"

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Coincidence?

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. 

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Claire Lampen

Claire is a staff writer at Mic who covers women's issues and reproductive rights. She is based in New York and can be reached at claire@mic.com.

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