Fox News host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for a dinner after she participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump’s voice, says he’s taking a family vacation until Monday.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Watters announced he’d been gone for several days at the end of Wednesday night’s edition of “The Five.”

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Watters made the comment about Ivanka Trump on Tuesday. He criticized people booing her as she defended her father’s attitude toward women while holding a microphone on stage at an event in Germany. Then he added: “I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.”

The comment sparked online criticism from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and New York Post columnist John Podhoretz .

Watters later explained on Twitter that he was referring to Ivanka Trump’s voice and how it “resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ.”

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