President Trump tells 'Dancing with the Stars' viewers to vote for Sean Spicer

2020 election be damned: Today, the only votes on President Trump's mind are those of "Dancing With the Stars."

"Vote for good guy Sean Spicer tonight on Dancing With The Stars," Trump tweeted on Monday. "He has always been there for us!"

Spicer, of course, served as the White House Communications Director for a tumultuous six months. From January through July 2017, his press briefings were almost universally perceived as disastrous, spawning "Saturday Night Live" spoofs and scathing op-eds.

Two years later, Spicer is back on TV screens, this time dancing the salsa in ruffled neon blouses. He's lost 17 pounds by sweating it out on the dance floor, and he's also been spray tanning, he revealed to USA Today.  And although Trump tweeted his support on Monday, Spicer says he has not spoken to him in recent months.

"I've been told by folks that he has at least seen photos or snippets," Spicer said, "but I have not gotten his feedback."

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, BRUNO TONIOLI, TOM BERGERON, LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Sean Spicer attends the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its highly anticipated upcoming 2019 season. The new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the show kicks off MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Justin Stephens via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its highly anticipated upcoming 2019 season. The new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the show kicks off MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its highly anticipated upcoming 2019 season. The new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the show kicks off MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Justin Stephens via Getty Images) SEAN SPICER
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Spicer's "comeback," if you will, is one of the main reputation rehabilitation stories to emerge among ex-Trump administration staffers. Reporters were hopeful that his 2017 exit from the Trump administration would bring normalcy back to the podium, but that optimism was short-lived: Temporary successor Anthony Scaramucci only brought more chaos.

Like Spicer, Scaramucci has also attempted to re-brand himself as a TV personality, appearing on "Celebrity Big Brother," "Real Time with Bill Maher" and dozens of other programs; the Washington Post has labeled his re-emergence "surprisingly tolerable."

The Mooch was replaced by Hope Hicks, who in February 2018 testified that she had told "white lies" to protect the president. She announced the next day she would resign from her position. She's now prioritizing Hollywood over D.C., working as the chief communications officer for Fox.

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