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Watch: White House Party Crashers Appear on Today Show


Tareq and Michaele Salahi gave their first interview this morning to the Today show. Describing their experience as "unbearable", the Salahis said that their lives "have been destroyed" after being characterized as the White House "party crashers".

Said Michaele: "We were invited. Not crashers. There isn't anyone who would have the audacity to do that. The White House is THE house. No one would do that, and certainly not us."

The Salahis have met with the Secret Service, and claim they have documentation that will prove they were not at fault. The couple feels they will be completely exonerated.

The White House is still pissed: "Appearing on the same program, [White House press secretary Robert] Gibbs insisted the Salahis had not been invited. 'This wasn't a misunderstanding,' Gibbs said. 'You don't show up at the White House as a misunderstanding.' Interviewed on MSNBC, Gibbs said 'it's safe to say he (Obama) was angry. Michelle was angry.' Gibbs noted that the Secret Service is investigating what went wrong and said the White House was also re-examining its procedures. He told the network, 'I think the president really had the same reaction the Secret Service had, and that was great concern for how something like this happened.'"


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  1. Why are these fame-whores getting even more publicity? She has been trying to get on reality tv for a very long time. This is not news- let the Secret Service deal with it privately. This couple does not deserve any more airtime. But-I forgot-this is what Americans consider news.
    Nevermind healthcare, Afghanistan, etc.

    Posted by: Nick | Dec 1, 2009 9:04:46 AM

  2. Trash is Trash, and ought to be put out of sight quickly and quietly. Of course, either of these folks might be on track for the Palin Administration's cabinet...

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Dec 1, 2009 9:16:29 AM

  3. Their lives "have been destroyed"? Have they actually worked, sweated, struggled in their lives? What have they done that entitles them to the fame for which they aspire? Have they contributed in the fields of science, music, or the arts? No. They are whores, pure and simple.

    Posted by: Hank | Dec 1, 2009 9:43:09 AM

  4. I can't wait until someone overdoses or crashes into a fire hydrant so we can stop following this story that hasn't had anything NEW added to it in days and days and days....

    Posted by: patrick | Dec 1, 2009 9:47:50 AM

  5. They wanted publicity and Today can't act fast enough to give 'em what they wanted. I'm not sure who is worse.

    Posted by: Butch | Dec 1, 2009 9:51:53 AM

  6. Stop feeding the Media Whores, let news outlets know we want real news not yesterdays trash. If the media would cover true news trash like this would fade away.

    Posted by: michael | Dec 1, 2009 9:53:29 AM

  7. If this had happened in other countries, they would had been arrested and processed for risking security in an official event.

    Posted by: PEDRO M-G | Dec 1, 2009 10:13:04 AM

  8. Kind of interesting that she refers to the White House as "THE house." Pretty much says it right there.

    Posted by: TPL | Dec 1, 2009 10:19:24 AM

  9. I totally agree, these people are simply enjoying some spotlight time in the hopes of making it onto a reality show. As a really good article in the Washington Post details, the couple is deeply in debt, they lie about events and connections, and they're generally pretty crazy egoists.

    Posted by: corkystclair | Dec 1, 2009 10:26:19 AM

  10. would someone help her with that sad hair?

    Posted by: Stephen | Dec 1, 2009 11:24:03 AM

  11. just a tempest in a TV - pot (with some license!)

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Dec 1, 2009 12:02:55 PM

  12. These two are nothing more than typical upper-crust social climbers and criminals. One look at Tareq's rap sheet of civil suits and other misdemeanors and you get a clear picture of what kind of people they are:

    Posted by: johnny | Dec 1, 2009 1:27:19 PM

  13. Come on... Why won't Bravo pick up "The Real Salahis at the Federal Penitentiary??

    Posted by: wicked1 | Dec 1, 2009 2:32:14 PM

  14. Why aren't these douche bags behind bars?

    Posted by: Alexander | Dec 2, 2009 12:45:58 AM

  15. lives destroyed?!?! they don't look too destroyed! couple of losers.

    Posted by: mr. pink | Dec 3, 2009 11:26:39 AM

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