After what the Washington Post calls "weeks of controversy with low scores," former press secretary Sean Spicer finally got axed Monday on Dancing With the Stars, in the show's ninth week. Spicer hasn't exactly been a judges' favorite—at one point, Carrie Ann Inaba said, "Sometimes it looks like you are doing the same dance over and over again," per EW.com. Spicer, 48, danced a fox trot and an Argentine tango (which judge Bruno Tonioli called an "Argentine struggle") with temporary partner Jenna Johnson, and for the first time he ended up as one of the bottom two contenders.
The judges get to pick which one of the bottom two stays, and they didn't hedge. The Post notes that a social media campaign appeared to help Spicer rack up viewer votes week after week, with even President Trump weighing in on occasion. Before Monday's performance, Trump called Spicer "a great and very loyal guy who is working very hard" and urged viewers to cast their vote for him in a now-deleted tweet. After Spicer was eliminated, Trump put up a new post, gushing, "A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you!" Spicer's reply to his old boss: "Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump I can't begin to express how much your continued support has meant, especially during my time on @DancingABC." (Read more Sean Spicer stories.)