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March 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

Dancing With the Stars

type
TV Show
genre
Reality TV
run date
03/21/11
performer
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, Erin Andrews, Julianne Hough
broadcaster
ABC
seasons
24
Current Status
In Season

Geraldo Rivera tried to make dancing great again.

On Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the former newsman donned his best Donald Trump while doing the salsa with Edyta Sliwinska. The result was a madcap moment with Rivera doing more shuffling than hoofing — but it impressed judge Len Goodman.

“There is a word in dictionary that describes this. It’s ‘trumpery,'” Goodman said. “You are sort of a person who is great on Dancing With the Stars. No dance background, but you come out here and I salute you.”

But then he gave him a 4.

Carrie Ann Inaba was even less impressed. “Unfortunately you did not make dance great again,” she said.

After the number, Rivera and Sliwinska told Erin Andrews that they just did it to have fun.

“Everybody is so serious about it,” he said — “it ” being Trump.

And later, Rivera took to Twitter to share a harsh self-critique. “Can’t believe I stunk up the place again!” he wrote. “If I don’t get voted off tonight I’m demanding a recount.”

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