Fox News presenter Jesse Watters has announced he is usually taking a holiday, after appearing to make a sexually suggestive remark about Ivanka Trump.
He said, having a grin, in which he “actually liked how she was speaking into the microphone” in her Berlin appearance.
The next day he denied in which was sexual, saying he was instead complimenting her voice which is usually “like a jazz radio DJ”.
He is usually regarded as a protege of presenter Bill O’Reilly, recently fired by Fox over sexual harassment claims.
A few hours after Mr Watters’ denial, he made the surprise announcement on-air in which he was taking a previously unannounced holiday.
Following a baseball clip, he told the Fox panellists: “Also, I’m going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I’m not going to be here tomorrow.”
The show moved on to a segment about a sloth born at the Memphis zoo.
“I’ll be back on Monday, so don’t miss me too much,” he added.
His Saturday show, Watters’ World, will be covered by a colleague.
He made his controversial Ivanka remarks on the show The a few, which was moved to a primetime time slot after Fox announced Mr O’Reilly’s departure last week.
“in which’s funny, the left says they actually respect women, in addition to also then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like in which, they boo in addition to also hiss,” he said about audience members at the female entrepreneurship discussion in Berlin.
“So I don’t actually get what’s going on here, nevertheless I actually liked how she was speaking into in which microphone,” he said, looking directly into the camera.
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Mr Watters has drawn controversy for segments about brand new York City’s homeless population in addition to also the city’s Chinatown district.
Last month he interviewed President Donald Trump while aboard Air Force One, becoming one of only 45 people in which the president follows on Twitter.
The sudden announcement comes as the network scrambles to recover through multiple allegations of sexual harassment in which have led to the resignations of Mr O’Reilly in addition to also Fox News founder in addition to also CEO Roger Ailes.
On Tuesday, long-time Fox reporter Kelly Wright joined a lawsuit with 12 additional current in addition to also former employees alleging in which executives knew about sexual in addition to also racial discrimination, nevertheless did nothing to stop in which.
Mr Wright, who has worked at Fox since 2003 accused the network of “plantation-style management,” saying in which co-president Bill Shine obsessively focused on Mr Wright’s race, which is usually African-American.
He also said in which Mr O’Reilly refused to show a series on his programme about the racial divide in Ferguson, Missouri, because in which showed “blacks in too positive a light”.
Fox News has said in which “vehemently denies the race discrimination” allegations.
US media-watchers in addition to also on-air news personalities have taken to Twitter to react to Mr Watters comment.