Sean Spicer has just scored a key endorsement — for his pathetic run on Dancing With the Stars.
The former White House press secretary dazzled during his Monday night Dancing debut — not that he had much of a choice thanks to the terrifyingly neon shirt he was wearing.
But the judges granted Spicer far less than the largest score ever to grace a DWTS performance, prompting former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to step in and try to give him a boost.
Showing there’s no bad blood between Huckabee and the man who preceded his daughter as press secretary, the former GOP presidential candidate tweeted Monday evening that voting for Spicer would “create an emotional meltdown in Hollyweird.” Spicer thanked him for the compliment, and then apparently decided he has a lock on the DWTS Evangelical vote.
For obvious reasons, people immediately called Spicer out and like the coward he is, he deleted that tweet, and tweeted this:
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 17, 2019
Spicer, who served as Donald Trump’s first White House press secretary for the first seven months of the Trump administration, debuted as one of the contestants on the 28th season premiere of the ABC reality television show.
“I was Donald Trump’s first White House press secretary,” he said to introduce himself. “There’s no question my time in the White House was tumultuous.”
The ex-Trump administration official has been paired with Lindsay Arnold, Dancing With The Stars’ season 25 champion. She described Spicer as dancing at a “pre-pre-school level,” and saying that “he definitely isn’t natural at it.”
Judges on the show mocked Spicer’s first performance on Monday. “What were you doing there?” one asked. “It’s like you were being attacked by a swarm of wasps.”
Another said: “You were off-beat most of the dance.”
In the end, Spicer garnered the second-worst score from the judges, getting 12 out of 30. NBA player Lamar Odom, who was previously married to Khloé Kardashian, came in last, getting a score of 11.
In an article published by The New Yorker on Monday, Spicer said that he was “just making money” by doing the dancing competition. He is reported to be earning a minimum of $125,000 for competing.
“This wasn’t part of the plan,” he said. “Frankly, I’m just making money, trying to enjoy life.”
Spicer resigned from the Trump administration in July of 2017 after the president appointed Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director. At the time, Spicer said he was adamantly against the decision, according to The New York Times. His intuition may have been correct, as Scaramucci served in the administration for about a week before he was fired. He has since become one of Trump’s harshest critics.
And here is reminder for anyone who forgot just how bad Spicer was:
With Sean Spicer back in the news today, a flashback to the moment when it became clear that the Trump administration was going to be the stuff of dystopian novels pic.twitter.com/in80iC7OQ1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2019