President Trump on Thursday, Aug. 22, showed his support for Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, to compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
“Just heard that Sean Spicer will be on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will do great,” the president tweeted.
“A terrific person who loves our Country dearly!”
Just heard that Sean Spicer will be on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will do great. A terrific person who loves our Country dearly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2019
Spicer served as White House press secretary from January 2017 to July 2017. Spicer also held White House communications director for a brief period of time under President Trump.
Spicer announced his role in the new season of the long-running reality show on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning,
“I was kicked out of band in sixth grade and the quote was, ‘You have the sense of beat of a steamroller,'” Spicer recalled.
“Two years after leaving the White House, I have two businesses up and running and thought it was a good time to have some fun and experience something completely new and different,” Spicer wrote in a text message, according to the Hill.
Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter Thursday, Spicer hopes the show will be a “politics-free zone.”
“I hope it will be a politics-free zone,” he said, “My hope is that at the end of the season, Tom [Bergeron] looks back on this and realizes what a great example it was of being able to bring people of really diverse backgrounds together to have fun with each other, engage in a real civil and respectful way, and maybe show millions of Americans how we can get back to that kind of interaction,” Spicer said.