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Desiree Rogers On White House Party-Crashers: The Salahis Thought State Dinner Was ‘A Joke’

In an interview set to air tonight on ABC’s Nightline, the former social secretary of the Obama White House, Desiree Rogers, talks about the reality TV couple that crashed a state dinner in 2009, Tareq and Michelle Salahi, ever to be known as the “White House Party Crashers.” The two, socialites from Virginia, managed to get into a state dinner for the prime minister of India. “It’s unfortunate that, you know, this happened and…it’s over,” she said. “It’s the past, it’s behind us and that’s the end of it.”

The Salahis’ security breach launched an investigation and ultimately played a role in her dismissal from the White House in February 2010. “I think a less mature person might be resentful,” she told ABC. “My job is to make certain that I’ve done what I was asked and my department has done what we were asked to do by the president and the first lady and the State Department. I believe that we accomplished that.”

As for the Salahis, who went on to feature in The Real Housewives of DC, Rogers said “I think I feel the worst for, really, the gents that, you know, have to work there every day doing their jobs. To have these two think this is a game, and it’s really not.”

Watch it here, from ABC News:

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