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Fox News host Jesse Watters is under fire for making what critics say was a sexually charged remark about Ivanka Trump, further fueling Fox’s critics who have accused the network of fostering a sexist work environment.
On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five” — the 9 p.m. show that followed “The O’Reilly Factor,” which was canceled after longtime star Bill O’Reilly was dismissed over mounting allegations of sexual harassment — the network played a clip of Trump holding a microphone close to her mouth as she talked about 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.Watters gestured with his hand toward his mouth as he made the remark and then grinned at his co-hosts.
Top figures in conservative media went on Twitter to express their disgust with Watters. John Podhoretz, a writer at The Weekly Standard, called Watters a “disgusting creep.”