Sean Spicer eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday after a series of lackluster performances on the ABC ballroom dancing competition.

Spicer had the lowest judges scores for four consecutive weeks, but when combined with the viewer vote, managed to avoid getting cut. President Trump used his vast Twitter following to encourage viewers to vote for Spicer a couple times, including last week.

After tonight’s elimination, Trump tweeted, “A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you!”

Spicer’s exit comes after a fraught tenure on the show for the former Trump administration official.

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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) SEAN SPICER, LINDSAY ARNOLD
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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) TOM BERGERON, LINDSAY ARNOLD, SEAN SPICER
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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) SEAN SPICER
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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)
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The announcement that Spicer, who famously lied outright about the size of the audience at Donald Trump’s inauguration during his very first press briefing, was met with scorn from social media and mild criticism from host Tom Bergeron.

Out of the gate, Spicer also proved to be one of the weakest performers on the show. In his final appearance, he and partner Jenna Johnson (filling in for Lindsay Arnold) scored 6s and 7s for their dances, whereas the remaining couples scored 9s and 10s. Still, he managed to be the seventh contestant to leave the show (including the withdrawal of Ray Lewis due to injury).

“Dancing With the Stars” is not the first time Spicer has tried to capitalize on his public profile after leaving the Trump administration. He also made a brief cameo at the Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert two years ago, to poke fun at his own reputation for lying. That appearance was similarly lambasted by viewers, who saw it as an attempt to soften Spicer’s public image and downplay his transgressions as the mouthpiece of the president.

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