Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

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With that said it is hard to believe that Watters would attempt any type of sexual joke aimed at Ivanka Trump. Normally, this wouldn't be remarkable; this time, however, its timing prompted speculation that it was because of a comment he made a day earlier about Ivanka Trump, which many interpreted as lewd.

Jesse Watters has always struck me as the Fredo Corleone of Fox News.

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Watters' sudden vacation announcement is notable because it's similar to the vacation taken by former Fox host Bill O'Reilly shortly before he was sacked from the network over multiple sexual harassment allegations.

Be sure to watch his awkward AF vacation announcement for yourself (below)!

These days, O'Reilly has been fired, and Watters is making his way around the network as a smirking journeyman, popping up to say something snide wherever there's an empty seat at a roundtable.

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Watters will also miss his Saturday show "Watters' World". Ailes has denied all charges. They are copycat complaints of the original one filed last month. Like the simple-minded older brother who stumbled into trouble that either embarrassed or imperiled his family's criminal enterprise in "The Godfather II", Mr. Watters consistently does things that would disqualify him for employment at every other media organization but Fox News. A heavily criticized segment in October relied on racial stereotypes of Asians in a series of interviews in New York's Chinatown neighborhood. A Morning Consult poll found 60 percent of "O'Reilly Factor" viewers said canceling the show was the right move, while only 30 percent disagreed.

On October 5, Watters responded to the outcry on Twitter, saying "The Chinatown segment was meant to be a light piece" and "I regret if anyone found offense".

O'Reilly, one of the network's biggest stars, was forced out last week after the revelation that the company had spent $13 million on settlements with five women who accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. NBC News did not find a record of Watters acknowledging, or apologizing to, LGBT critics. On The Five, Watters quickly dismissed the criticism as baffling before taking a hard left turn.

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