Sean Spicer: 5 Issues To Know About Former White Press Secretary Competing On DWTS

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From the White Home, to the dance flooring. Be taught extra about former White Home Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who’s competing on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ season 28.

Two years after leaving the White Home behind, Sean Spicer has joined Dancing With The Stars season 28. The previous White Home press secretary and communications director, 47, is vying for that Mirror Ball trophy as he competes in opposition to NBA star Lamar Odom, Ally Brooke from Fifth Concord, and plenty of extra celebrities. Right here’s what you’ll have forgotten about President Donald Trump‘s former hype man since he left the general public eye:

1. He was a member of the Trump administration from January to July 2017. Spicer was on board the Trump Practice because the 2016 presidential marketing campaign, and was named White Home Press Secretary after the election. His time as press secretary was marked by preventing with reporters and aggressively defending the president in opposition to even easy questions. Spicer was additionally named the interim White Home Communications Director in June 2017 after the departure of Michael Dubke. Spicer introduced in July 2017 his intention to resign as press secretary instantly after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Trump reportedly requested Spicer to remain, however he declined, saying he “vehemently disagreed” with Scaramucci’s hiring. He stayed onboard till August 2017, when his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, took over as press secretary.

2. His time as press secretary was marred by main mishaps. He began off his profession by repeating Trump’s declare that his inauguration was extra nicely attended than both of former President Barack Obama‘s, even when that was disproven. Then, there was the Hitler-Assad controversy. Whereas issuing a press release in a press convention on the  Khan Shaykhun chemical assault in Syria, Spicer stated that it WWII, “you had somebody as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to utilizing chemical weapons.” Besides… Hitler completely used chemical weapons. Spicer’s comment was made throughout Passover, to make issues worse.

3. He was parodied on SNL by Melissa McCarthy. Throughout a season stuffed with political impressions, Melissa’s tackle the press secretary was the spotlight of Saturday Night time Dwell. The actress portrayed Spicer as a hothead continually getting ready to exploding, who threw his podium at reporters and even drove it by means of the streets. The president wasn’t completely satisfied, however even Spicer admitted it was hilarious throughout his first post-resignation interview.

4. He desires to maintain politics out of DWTS. Spicer just lately stated in an interview with US Weekly that he’s making an attempt to separate his id as a political determine from that of a contestant on DWTS, and he “doesn’t intend to” talk about politics together with his professional accomplice. “Everybody from the forged to the crew to the professionals have simply been actually variety and pleasant,” he added. Spicer additionally stated that he feels badly for Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, who confronted backlash after defending his casting. “He was clearly doing the correct and good factor and he has one of the best intentions. We want extra individuals like him versus fewer. It was a disgrace that folks had been so nasty to him,” Spicer stated.

5. He’s embroiled in a weird feud with Dippin’ Dots. Spicer has waged a one-sided Twitter feud with the flash-frozen ice cream deal with for the previous decade, and it’s unclear why. Was the machine all out of rainbow packets the final time he went to Six Flags? Did he get a brutal case of mind freeze that he can’t forgive? Regardless of the cause, Spicer hates Dippin’ Dots, and he’s stated it a number of occasions on Twitter, relationship again to April 2010. That’s when he tweeted, “Dippin Dots is NOT the ice cream of the long run,” a mantra he would repeat for years to come back.