As we’ve previously noted, Spicer, 48, has either had the lowest or second lowest score in all but one dance competition this season, but because he receives so many votes from the public — thanks largely to the urging of his former boss Donald Trump and others in the administration — he has yet to be considered for elimination.
Spicer, now senior adviser at the America First Action super PAC, explains how the show’s voting format allows contestants like him to survive despite being scored unfavorably by judges, “The reality is that it’s been this way for 28 seasons and if they like it one way, change the rules. I went into this knowing that I wasn’t going to be the best but I wanted to make sure people who thought I was having a good time, making progress could vote for me.”
He continued, “I’m truly humbled that people are saying, ‘We want you to continue on,’ when I’m clearly not the best guy. I am trying to make as much progress as possible every week. I get it. If you’re upset with that, watch a different show or the judges should change the format.”