LOS ANGELES – Some viewers could also be divided over “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Sean Spicer, however the former White Home press secretary has one supporter: President Trump.
Spicer, who made his “DWTS” debut on Monday evening’s premiere, spoke to Fox Information backstage whereas nonetheless sporting the Jerry Seinfeld-esque puffy neon inexperienced shirt that made a splash throughout his efficiency.
He advised us he wasn’t shocked to listen to Trump was rooting for him. “Are you kidding me? Nothing surprises me anymore,” he proclaimed, including “however it’s good to have the assist of the president of the USA.”
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Final month, POTUS tweeted out his ideas on Spicer being forged as a contestant: “Simply heard that Sean Spicer can be on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ He’ll do nice. A terrific one that loves our Nation dearly!”
Spicer stated he was at dinner when he discovered about Trump’s tweet.
“I take a name simply considering [that] I usually do not reply numbers that I do not acknowledge. And [the man on the other line] stated, ‘Hey, are you going to reply the tweet from the President?’ I used to be like, ‘Look, you bought to name the White Home.’ ‘No, it’s about you.’ He’s like, ‘Would you want me to learn it?’ as a result of I used to be at a spot the place you set your cellphone down once you’re having dinner. And so he learn it off, the reporter and I stated, ‘OK, I suppose it is good to have the assist of the president.’”
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Spicer revealed that he wrote Trump again straight and stated: “Thanks Mr. President. I’m in it to win it!”
Spicer, 47, advised us that the rationale he determined to do the present was to carry some levity to the present state of affairs.
“Look, we will sit round tonight from a completely various set of backgrounds and root for one another. We will have enjoyable collectively and really be excited when one other particular person does very well. We’re lacking that proper now. And it is a nice present to carry households and people collectively, even when it is simply two hours per week.”
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When requested how his efficiency went, the extraordinarily novice dancer admitted that he was happy.
“For those who noticed that opening bundle and also you understand the place I began and the place I ended up tonight, the judges could have some issues, however I feel it is a miracle what she has been capable of remodel me into in simply three weeks,” he stated, of working along with his skilled dancing associate, Lindsay Arnold.
And relating to the lime inexperienced outfit, the track – “Boost Your Life,” and the truth that decide Carrie Ann Inaba advised him that she was granting him “one of the best fluorescent shimmy of the evening,” Spicer says it was all in good enjoyable.
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“Nicely, it positively wasn’t critical,” he defined. And he hopes that America will respect his playful facet, even when it’s a bit at his personal expense. “In the event that they need to see a foolish man sporting a line inexperienced shirt, then positive. However I am having enjoyable and if that is the facet they see, nice,” he stated.
And whereas Spicer didn’t obtain rave opinions from the judging panel, he isn’t letting that cease him. “For those who did not suppose I used to be all in, you already know it tonight!” he exclaimed. And he may care much less when you like him or hate him. “I’ll be who I’m. For those who like what you noticed, nice. If not, then do not vote for me.”
When requested if he thinks the chief of the free world will tune in on Monday nights, Spicer replied, “Sincere to God, I don’t know. It wouldn’t shock me” earlier than playfully including, “I simply need his vote. Whether or not you watch or not, so long as you vote!”