Many on the internet, including the show's host Tom Bergeron, vented their views that a controversial political figure shouldn't be part of a family-friendly television show.
After his performance, Spicer responded to the backlash around his appearance, saying: "What backlash? You know what? I've been living this for a while."
Spicer and his dancing partner, Lindsay Arnold, scored a low 12 for their salsa, but did not come last as professional basketball player Lamar Odom came bottom with 11.