Bill O'Reilly's Top Protege Makes Pathetic Excuse After Outrage Builds Over Crude Ivanka Trump Oral Sex Joke

Jesse Watters has dedicated himself to maintaining Fox News’ environment of misogynist douchebaggery and general sexism after the firing of his boss and mentor, Bill O’Reilly. On Tuesday, Watters kept the frat party going by making a cheap and obvious oral sex joke involving Ivanka Trump and a microphone she was using while involved in a German panel discussion. Watters—who probably shouts “that’s what she said” dozens of times a day—also managed to throw in a hefty dose of hypocrisy by challenging progressives’ feminism in the same statement.

The whole thing took place during a segment on "The Five," the Fox show Watters appears on ever since his guru was fired for sexual harassment. The show aired a clip of Ivanka being rightly mocked for describing her father as a "tremendous champion of supporting families." Watters, perhaps fresh off a keg stand, wondered aloud whether “the left” really respects women, since the audience chose to “boo and hiss” Ivanka’s demonstrably untrue statement. Then, smirking, he added this nugget: “I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.”

He even giggled afterwards.

Watters, whose racist and sexist jokes are hamfisted even by Fox News standards, has a long history of going above and beyond in the dumb-and-offensive realm. From a segment that featured him mocking Chinese immigrants with gong sounds, to a bit where he called University of Missouri students protesting racial and gender inequality “sissies,” Watters continues to be the poster boy for Fox News culture. That includes making the baffling assumption that no one else can hear the sexist dog whistles he makes, as evidenced by his tweeted defense of the incident.

“On air I was referring to Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ,” Watters wrote in a Twitter message Tuesday night. “This was in no way a joke about anything else.”

You can watch the segment in its entirety to see if that seems like a real excuse or the kind of thing that would be said by some idiot who's too dumb to know he's never outsmarted anyone, anywhere.

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