Sean Spicer was reduced to tears after his big debut on "Dancing with the Stars" — but he wasn't crying out of sadness … the guy was actually overjoyed.
We got President Trump's former Press Secretary Monday night sitting in his car outside of Cleo in Hollywood — shortly after he salsa'd his way into a pretty bad score on the ABC show … where he was seen wearing a very loud, neon-green outfit alongside his dance partner, Lindsay Arnold.
Sean was getting roasted online, and when we saw him bawling in his ride — seemingly looking at a screen — it looked like he was taking in all of the negativity.
As it turns out … Sean tells us he was simply watching a video of his kids watch him from home … and was just overcome with emotion at the sight of it. Our photog also tried asking a question about his old boss … but Sean wasn't having it, telling us it was his time to shine.
Sean also got into why he thinks 'DWTS' is the perfect platform to bring people together — despite their political differences. He's also got a request for America … watch.