The Virginia couple who became known for crashing an Obama White House state dinner is now denying they crashed the event.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – The Virginia couple who reportedly attended the first state dinner of the Obama White House recently stated in an interview that they did not crash the event. As reported by Reuters, the alleged reality show hopefuls made an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show this week. stating they had been invited guests to the event.
Michaele Salahi is quoted in the report as stating of the widespread attention placed on the incident, which she states has destroyed their lives, “Everything we’ve worked for… for me — 44 years – destroyed.”
Salahi is further quoted as stating, “We were invited, not crashers, and there isn’t anyone that would have the audacity or the poor behavior to do that. The White House is ‘the house’ and no one would do that, certainly not us.”
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is further quoted by Reuters as stating to Fox News regarding the security breach, “If you didn’t get an invite, which they didn’t, you shouldn’t be here at an event. That’s for the safety and security of the president and his family, but also for the other guests.”
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