There's a reason that there are invitations and Secret Service checks on those who attend events with a President. Rogers' admissions show a reckless disregard for the President's security.
Desiree Rogers claimed in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition's annual meeting in June that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate uninvited guests.What else is the White House going to say? They don't want to admit that Rogers screwed up, so they'd rather make a joke of it?
"Lots of people just come anyways," she said. "They won't take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, 'All right, come on in. It's no use kicking you out.' "
But an administration official yesterday insisted that Rogers "was clearly making a tongue-in-cheek comment about White House staff, already cleared to be on the complex," not about the general public.