Obama says gatecrashers lapse won't happen again

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Washington, December 14 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has pledged that he will not let the gatecrashing incident, that has caused much embarrassment to the White House, happen again.

The leader was referring to the uninvited entry of Tareq and Michaele Salahi at the Obama administration's first state dinner in honour of Indian PM Manmohan Singh.

The president, during the interview with "60 Minutes", said the Salahis "should not have gotten through the gate", reports CBS News.

He said: "A mistake was made at the checkpoint to let them through. That mistake was not corrected through the process. I think the Secret Service has already taken responsibility for it. I think there's been an acknowledgement on the part of the White House that there should've been better coordination between Secret Service and the Social Secretary's office. And it won't happen again."

Asked if was disappointed with White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, Obama responded by saying he was "unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process."

"...because obviously although I chafe at being in the bubble, I also want to make sure my family is safe," he said. "And that foreign guests of ours are safe. And so, it was a screw up." (ANI)

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