Trump deletes tweet endorsing Sean Spicer on 'Dancing With The Stars' after he's eliminated
Although Trump took his endorsement tweet down, he appreciated Spicer's efforts in the reality show and wrote another tweet.
President Donald Trump, on Monday, deleted a tweet urging 'Dancing With the Stars' viewers to vote for his former communications director Sean Spicer after he was eliminated from the show.
The president, last week, had tweeted: "Vote for Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars. He is a great and very loyal guy who is working very hard. He is in the quarterfinals – all the way with Sean! #MAGA #KAG." Although Trump took his endorsement tweet down, he appreciated Spicer's efforts in the reality show and wrote another tweet, saying: "A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you!"
A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2019
Trump, who was a former reality TV star too, had been encouraging Spicer's run on the dance competition and had posted three tweets and one retweet backing him over recent months.
The president, on October 22, had shared a tweet from his former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that said that he was "loving these Libs melting down because @seanspicer keeps surviving" the show's elimination rounds. "Maybe it’s because people are actually voting for him!" Priebus had added.
Spicer, after his loss, thanked Trump for his support, saying: "I can't begin to express how much your continued support has meant, especially during my time on @DancingABC."
Although Trump deleted his endorsement tweet, multiple Twitter users had already taken a screenshot of it, as they noticed his move and mocked him for it. Multiple users compared Spicer's eviction to the defeat of others who received the president's endorsement over the recent weeks, including Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. The Republican lost his reelection bid.
Jewish Insider reporter Ben Jacobs remarked on Trump's move to delete his tweet, saying: " This has to be one of the most unusual potential violations of the Presidential Records Act in history."
Twitter user Daniel W Drezner wrote: "It’s a minor thing but nonetheless telling that Trump deleted his tweet promoting Spicer. It’s almost as if he can’t abide the fact that his endorsement lacks sufficient power."
While another user added: "Expect Trump to force Bill Barr to open an investigation on how Sean Spicer got voted off Dancing with the Stars #DWTS."