Sean Spicer wants Jesus to help him win Dancing with the Stars
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer invoked Jesus to help him win Dancing with the Stars after his bizarre debut.
The disgraced Trump aide played bongo drums and danced to The Spice Girls’ ‘Spice Up Your Life’ while wearing a lurid yellow shirt that sparked numerous comparisons to iceberg lettuce on social media.
Judges were unimpressed, with one comparing the performance to “being attacked by a swarm of wasps”.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said that Spicer was “not always on time or on rhythm” and his hips looked like they were “set in cement”. He and his dance partner earned a total score of 12 out of 30 for the performance.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee responded to the ridicule by tweeting: “Wanna create an emotional meltdown in Hollyweird? Vote for @seanspicer to win ‘Dancing with the Stars’ tonight and every night he’s on. @seanspicer is a good guy and a brave sport to go on DWTS. Let’s show him some love!”
Spicer replied in a now-deleted tweet: “Thank you @GovMikeHuckabee Clearly the judges aren’t going to be with me. Let’s send a message to #Hollywood that those of us who stand for #Christ won’t be discounted. May God bless you.”
But it seems he had second thoughts about claiming to channel Christ through the Spice Girls as he quickly deleted the tweet, instead writing: “Thank you @GovMikeHuckabee Really appreciate your support and prayers.”
Sean Spicer was Donald Trump’s first secretary and resigned after just six months.
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He was widely criticised for misrepresenting, among many other things, the number of spectators at Trump’s inauguration, which fellow Trump aide Kellyanne Conway famously described as an “alternative fact”.
Spicer addressed his controversial tenure in the White House in a pre-taped introductory statement for Dancing with the Stars.
“There’s no question my time in the White House was tumultuous,” he said, admitting that it had given Americans a “one-dimensional look at who I am as a person”.
If the other sides of his personality involve more neon-clad salsa dancing, we’ll pass, thanks.
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) September 17, 2019