Fox News host Jesse Watters said he's taking a vacation a day after receiving intense criticism for making a seemingly lewd comment about President Trump's daughter Ivanka.

On Fox's "The Five" Wednesday night, Watters said he would be absent from the network for the rest of the week and would not be hosting his Saturday show, either.

"I'm going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I'm not going to be here tomorrow and Friday but I'll be back on Monday, so try not to miss me too much," he said.

He said Fox colleague Kimberly Guilfoyle would be filling in for him on Saturday.

The Washington Examiner requested comment from a Fox spokesperson.

Criticism of Watters, who has seen controversy in the past, began Tuesday when during a segment on Ivanka Trump, he said he "really liked how she was speaking into that microphone."

Many viewers saw it as a sexually explicit remark, agitating a sore spot for Fox, which has seen two of its biggest names depart over the past year due to sexual harassment claims.

Watters on Wednesday, however, defended himself, saying he was merely referring to Trump's voice, which "resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ."