The explanation came too late for many (and didn't much much sense either).
The next day, Watters insisted that he did nothing of the sort: "On air I was referring to Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ".
Watters has denied that he was referencing anything sexual with the joke.
Unless you're a regular Fox News viewer, you're probably only familiar with Jesse Watters as the talking head whose cringe-worthy attempts at humor occasionally make him a trending topic on social media.
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I find that once again I am forced to apologize for inappropriate remarks I've made on-air.
During Tuesday night's show, Watters joked about Ivanka Trump's voice after a clip of her speaking in Germany was played.
Watters also hosts the Saturday-night program Watters' World on Fox, and his recent gig on The Five was perhaps a sign of his rising stock at the company, particularly in the wake of losing star anchor Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment claims.
It's hard to ignore the timing of his trip - it's particularly odd given that following O'Reilly's departure, Watters moved into primetime this very week. 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.
This isn't the first time Watters had to issue an apology or clarification for one of his Fox segments. One could only imagine that Jesse would feel mortified now that people took his comment and gesture to be lewd and aimed at Ivanka.