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Geraldo Is First Contestant Eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ After Donald Trump Routine

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera was the first contestant eliminated from the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Monday after he attempted a Donald Trump-themed salsa routine.

The 72-year-old, who had fallen to the bottom of the rankings last week, promised to “make dance great again.”

He began his routine situated at a desk in the Oval Office and donning a Trump wig and spray tan.

After fielding a call from “Vlad” (Vladimir Putin), Rivera ditched his suit for a Hawaiian shirt and was joined by his partner, professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska, who played the role of Melania Trump.

Watch a clip of the routine:

After a lackluster performance, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Rivera, “Unfortunately you did not make dance great again, but you did make me laugh.”

Added fellow judge Len Goodman, “There is a word in the dictionary that describes this. It’s ‘trumpery.’ … No dance background, but you come out here and you give it your best shot. So Geraldo, I salute you.”

Host Tom Bergeron also joked, “The outfit was great, but the hands are too big.”

Prior to the show, Rivera took to Twitter to tease the performance:

After being cut, he said, “Everybody is so serious about it. We thought we’d have a laugh.”

Rivera also said he agreed with the show’s decision to eliminate him:

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