Channel Fox News has apologized after the Democratic politician Hillary Clinton was compared with the STI herpes. Clinton was looked after for herpes by a spokeswoman for the conservative think tank Turning Point USA.

In a conversation about the e-mails that Hillary Clinton sent as a foreign minister from her private server years ago, Anna Paulina remarked that she thinks it strange that Clinton still receives media attention. “She will not go away, she is like herpes,” says Paulina.

After this comment, presenter Rick Leventhal asked the spokeswoman for Turning Point USA to leave the studio. He then apologized for the language used by her, reporting various American media. “Fox News does not share this opinion,” says Leventhal.