Fox News' Jesse Watters has issued a "clarification" after he came under criticism for making what appeared to be an oral sex joke about Ivanka Trump on Tuesday night.
The trouble for Watters started on Tuesday, when he said that he liked the way that Ivanka Trump was "speaking into that microphone" during a panel discussion on The Five, as he smiled and made a gesture with his hands that seemed to imply he was talking about oral sex.
After a facing a backlash for his joke, Watters took to social media to say that he wasn't actually making a joke about oral sex.
"On air I was referring to Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ," Watters wrote on Twitter. "This was in no way a joke about anything else."
On air I was referring to Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.— Jesse Watters (@Jesse Watters)1493214729.0
Many Twitter users were not convinced by Watters' "clarification," however, and tore into him for treating his viewers like fools.
Some of the top reactions follow below.
jesse watters always has this twinkle in his eye like he just drowned his brother's guinea pig and can't wait for him to find the body— Ellie Shechet (@Ellie Shechet)1493215818.0
@jessebwatters Have you ever felt the need to comment on the sound of a man's voice?— Lauren (@Lauren)1493216433.0
@jessebwatters You are following the President's example in the way you speak about women & in the lies you tell af… https://t.co/hvVhSQtKe7— KGVote (@KGVote)1493217407.0