"But if Christ is on your side then wouldn’t you just win? Or does Jesus not do reality television?"
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)1568719545.0
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)1568676760.0
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."
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)1568721444.0
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 🦋🌊🦋)1568717549.0
But if Christ is on your side then wouldn’t you just win? Or does Jesus not do reality television? https://t.co/p6qvSp4BlD— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1568720706.0
@seanspicer @GovMikeHuckabee Wow! Already turned this into an “us (good) versus them (evil )” competition. You people are sick.— Pedro Gamboa (@Pedro Gamboa)1568712762.0
@seanspicer @GovMikeHuckabee https://t.co/VYCgOpde7U— Mr Tibbs🌈 Meet Lady Snuggle Bug (@Mr Tibbs🌈 Meet Lady Snuggle Bug)1568709664.0
Trying to get the Evangelical vote to win Dancing With The Stars is peak GOP bullshit. https://t.co/SnMmp6KByK— Greg Hogben (@Greg Hogben)1568721216.0
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)1568721610.0
I did not see the "Christian persecution" angle coming to this story. https://t.co/83HA5tXS1Y— Susan Simpson (@Susan Simpson)1568706311.0
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)1568721841.0
The culture war never ends https://t.co/vLbjQJy4oC— Nick Riccardi (@Nick Riccardi)1568720142.0
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)1568721455.0
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)1568721469.0
The grift of victimhood. https://t.co/qFXxyoQy8D— Valdivia (@Valdivia)1568707428.0
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)1568722280.0
Dancing like a one-legged giraffe for #Christ. They sure are owing the libs. https://t.co/t4385MkOKf— DeeVee 🇺🇸 (@DeeVee 🇺🇸)1568722161.0
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. 💛🐝)1568722147.0