A couple associated with a new addition to the “Real Wives of” franchise, The Real Housewives of Washington, brazenly crashed the White House state dinner Tuesday night, bragging about it on Facebook the whole time.
While the Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t on the guestlist and definitely skirted the rules by attending (says Michaele, “it was a last-minute attending,”), the Secret Service said the President was never in danger and that the fame-seeking Salahis were patted down for weapons and other dangerous items like everyone else present. But the New York Daily News points out that the Salahis may not be the only people under fire for their cheek:
The uninvited guests could face a trespassing charge unless someone from inside the White House staff slipped them in.
A spokesman told the Washington Post that a Secret Service checkpoint failed to “follow proper procedure to ensure these two individuals were on the invited guestlist.”
An official review is under way.
Michaele and Tareq Salahi turned to Facebook to gossip about the event all night, posing with Vice President Biden and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and bragging in a joint status update:
“Honored to be at the White House for the state dinner in honor of India with President Obama and our First Lady!”