Sean Spicer Voted Off 'Dancing With the Stars' As Donald Trump Says 'We Are All Proud of You'

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer danced his last dance on Dancing With the Stars Monday night, despite President Donald Trump urging Americans to vote for him.

Spicer and temporary professional dance partner Jenna Johnson performed an Argentine tango to Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and a Foxtrot to One Direction's "Story of My Life" in the quarter-finals on Monday. Spicer's regular dance partner Lindsay Arnold was absent for the second consecutive week due to her mother-in-law's death.

Although Trump tweeted early into Monday's program for his 66.7 million followers to vote for Spicer, who he described as a "great and very loyal guy who is working very hard," the former Trump staffer ended up in the bottom two with country singer Lauren Alaina and her partner Gleb Savchenko.

The judges' vote was unanimous as Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli both voted to save Alaina and Savchenko over Spicer and Johnson.

After Spicer was eliminated, Trump's earlier tweet also disappeared. In its place, Trump posted a congratulatory message to Spicer on his nine-week run on the ABC reality competition.

"A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you," wrote Trump.

Spicer's longevity on Dancing With the Stars has been a surprise. He has often been criticized by the judges for his lack of ballroom ability, with Bruno Tonioli quipping that "Dory from Finding Nemo has a better sense of direction" last week after Spicer's jazz routine.

Still, Spicer has managed to stay in the competition, in part because he has whipped up support from the Trump "MAGA" crowd. As well as regular supportive tweets from the president, Spicer even set up an election campaign-like website to rally support for him and Arnold.

Earlier in the season, Spicer said: "We're going to run this like a campaign. Bumper stickers, yard signs, whatever we can do to get people to vote for us."

Spicer has until now outlasted more competent dancers in the competition, including The Office's Kate Flannery, which has prompted criticism from the typically neutral judges.

Last week, Carrie Ann Inaba said it was "frustrating" to see Spicer continue to flourish in the competition.

"My reaction to Sean being saved, it's frustrating," Inaba told Us Weekly. "There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It's always been the audience and the judges' perspective. So I'm not... I can't be mad at it, but it's frustrating."

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