December 1st, 2009
08:04 AM ET
6 months ago

Tareq Salahi: We didn't 'party-crash' the White House

Tareq Salahi said Tuesday he and his wife 'did not party-crash' a White House state dinner last week.
Tareq Salahi said Tuesday he and his wife 'did not party-crash' a White House state dinner last week.

(CNN) – Tareq Salahi said Tuesday he and his wife "did not party-crash" a White House state dinner last week.

The Obama administration said Tareq Salahi and his wife, Michaele Salahi, attended but had not been invited to the state dinner for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and officials say they got into the event due to a breach in security.

Appearing on NBC's "Today" show with his wife, Tareq Salahi said the aftermath of the incident has been "the most devastating thing that's ever happened to us."

"We're greatly saddened by all the circumstances that have, you know, been involved and portraying my wife and I as party crashers - I can tell you, we did not party crash the White House."

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  1. no name calling

    "We are nto publicity hounds" they said as that sat gathering publicity on the Today show instead of fading into obscurity where they belong.

    December 1, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Ray E.

    Well,
    If they weren't on the Guest List why were they there???? Perhaps rubbing elbows with society???

    December 1, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
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