Sean Spicer mocked for tweet suggesting people who vote against him on 'Dancing With the Stars' are discounting Christ: 'The grift of victimhood'
Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer made his premiere performance on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night, and was widely mocked for his outfit – and his dancing:
In last night's "Dancing With the Stars" premiere, Sean Spicer wore a neon ruffled shirt that was skewered on socia… https://t.co/oBStSAPrJx— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post) 1568719545
And while those can be dismissed as a pathetic attempt to gain attention – and clients for his public relations businesses – his pandering for votes to “own the libs” and to (supposedly) glorify God cannot.
Monday night former GOP governor Mike Huckabee (coincidentally father to Spicer’s successor) took to Twitter to tell conservatives to vote for “good guy” Sean Spicer.
Wanna create an emotional meltdown in Hollyweird? Vote for @seanspicer to win "Dancing with the Stars" tonight and… https://t.co/9Q1DqthU9q— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee) 1568676760
Spicer responded, saying that a vote for him is a vote for Jesus. Literally.
Rather than blame his dancing skills, or lack thereof, Spicer preemptively blamed the judges, and added some religious pandering: “Let’s send a message to #Hollywood that those of us who stand for #Christ won’t be discounted.”
I, for one, am happy to see Spicer putting the Christ back in Jesus Christ is This Show Awful. https://t.co/b4lwG7UXeQ— Blue Heron Farm (@Blue Heron Farm) 1568731636
Many on Twitter were not having it.
Journalist Soledad O’Brien’s tweet spread quickly:
“Those who stand for Christ” The ever-pathetic @seanspicer trying to turn his bad dancing into some kind of symbo… https://t.co/EbuodPqTmI— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien) 1568721444
Here’s what others are saying too:
@seanspicer @GovMikeHuckabee This is a low blow even for right wing hypocrites. @SeanSpicer was clearly horrible a… https://t.co/QsKv0rgNtC— 𝓝𝓐𝓝𝓒𝓔 🦋🌊🦋 (@𝓝𝓐𝓝𝓒𝓔 🦋🌊🦋) 1568717549
@seanspicer @GovMikeHuckabee https://t.co/VYCgOpde7U— Mr Tibbs🌈 Meet Lady Snuggle Bug (@Mr Tibbs🌈 Meet Lady Snuggle Bug) 1568709664
Trying to get the Evangelical vote to win Dancing With The Stars is peak GOP bullshit. https://t.co/SnMmp6KByK— Greg Hogben (@Greg Hogben) 1568721216
No, really, this is why I wrote “American Carnage.” Imagine time-traveling back to 2009, amid ferocious battles ov… https://t.co/FO1RPcFXF4— Tim Alberta (@Tim Alberta) 1568721610
I did not see the "Christian persecution" angle coming to this story. https://t.co/83HA5tXS1Y— Susan Simpson (@Susan Simpson) 1568706311
Old habits die hard as a former Trump administration official attempts to delegitimise the judges. https://t.co/XK7yRi5t8v— James O'Malley (@James O'Malley) 1568721841
The culture war never ends https://t.co/vLbjQJy4oC— Nick Riccardi (@Nick Riccardi) 1568720142
Sean Spicer suggests the DWTS judges don't like him because he stands for Christ. Hmm. Not that it really matters i… https://t.co/8hTObyVrHi— Peter Montgomery (@Peter Montgomery) 1568721455
What’s even the point of loosening up and having a good time if you can’t bring your bizarre persecution complex al… https://t.co/u8PCTgDYHq— Jason (@Jason) 1568721469
The grift of victimhood. https://t.co/qFXxyoQy8D— Valdivia 🌻 (@Valdivia 🌻) 1568707428
Remember, you biblical scholars out there: A reality show vote for the guy that defended concentration camps is a r… https://t.co/fugGCV8nas— Mr. Resistor (@Mr. Resistor) 1568722280
Dancing like a one-legged giraffe for #Christ. They sure are owing the libs. https://t.co/t4385MkOKf— DeeVee 🇺🇸 (@DeeVee 🇺🇸) 1568722161
The guy who supports defends and enables racist rapist @realDonaldTrump says he stands for #Christ. You can’t make… https://t.co/M3vQwQiq4E— Franco. 💛🐝 (@Franco. 💛🐝) 1568722147
God's will be done? https://t.co/1FQUtoX0a8 https://t.co/DZZIbASCQ5— Main Street Muse (@Main Street Muse) 1568720911
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