Does anyone even remember Michaele Salahi?
Let me refresh your memory. Michaele and Tareq Salahi are the infamous White House party crashers that rode their fifteen minutes of fame for a minute too long.
Michaele Salahi made an unforgettable appearance on The View this past Wednesday with her Real Housewives of D.C. cast members that she described as being “humiliating and torturous.” And by unforgettable, I mean it was was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.
During “couch time” with Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd, Salahi was grilled on her trip to the White House. Clearly, the co-hosts didn’t understand, much like the rest of America, how you could just show up to the President’s home without an invitation. Salahi was stammering, uncomfortable, and obviously intimidated by the questions being thrown at her. Naturally, she was trying to change the subject. Out of nowhere, Whoopi Goldberg, who wasn’t even interviewing at the time, came from behind set, touched Salahi on the arm, and asked her to focus on the topic about crashing at the White House.
Apparently things got ugly backstage when Salahi and her husband complained to ABC producers that Whoopi “hit” her. Here’s what Salahi had to say about the encounter:
“The first encounter I had with this woman is her grabbing my arm and telling me to change the subject. It was very inappropriate … They want to torture me. I didn’t know [being interviewed on the View] would be this horrific.”
“When I got off stage I was fine, but then I began to cry. Whoopi came in and said ‘Did you [expletive] say that I hit you?’ “
When Whoopi entered the scene, Salahi’s husband intervened. She said:
“Tareq, my husband, said you need to apologize to my wife. Whoopi doesn’t like to be told what to do. He said, ‘We’re just guests and this is an inappropriate way to treat guests.’ “
Whoopi didn’t deny anything about the confrontation backstage, although she does deny “hitting” Salahi:
“You know how I [denied it] , choice words. And I make no apology for my choice words.”
She also had this to say about the fight with Salahi’s husband:
Tareq Salahi “got in [her] face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say, I really went off on him. And there was even more choice words. It was so choice, you could have cut it with a knife and eaten them.”
The Salahi’s are a class act. That’s the only way to put it nicely. Your fifteen minutes are up! But I gotta give it to The View. They are constantly churning out the drama, and I’m loving every minute of it.
Do you think Whoopi hit Michaele? Check out the segment from The View below.