Bob Beckel, the one liberal co-host of “The Five,” got so frustrated with Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters that he actually flipped him off live on the air Thursday.
The panel was discussing Democrats’ use of the “race card” against Republicans before and after the midterm elections when Watters argued, “Anything that threatens the Democrat monopoly on the black vote, threatens the entire power structure of the Democrat party.”
“Oh, come on,” Beckel responded in a frustrated tone.
Later in the segment, Beckel claimed the examples cited during the show were not representative of the Democratic party as a whole.
“Were there any white Democrats denouncing their rhetoric?” Watters replied. “I didn’t hear any. So they're OK with it."
“I’m denouncing it,” Beckel shot back.
“You’re not a leader,” Watters said.
After that critical comment, Beckel flipped Watters the bird — and the cameras caught it.
Watch the segment via Fox News/Mediaite:
Beckel eventually apologized for the gesture at the end of the segment, saying, "I apologize, it was the wrong thing to do."
"I'm sorry if it really offended you, but it was directed at Jesse Watters and he deserved it," Beckel joked.
This story has been updated.