While all “The Real Housewives of D.C.” felt personally affected by Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq’s sideshow – Lynda Erkiletian even told us she wouldn’t return if they were part of the cast – Cat Ommanney may have been the only one whose life was directly affected by their antics.
Her invitation to The White House Christmas party was revoked and the fallout may have further ruptured her marriage, since her husband was a White House photojournalist.
And, yet, even after all that has gone down, Cat says she still doesn’t understand what makes the couple tick. “Even a psychologist who studied them 365 days a year, I don’t think, would get to understand them,” Cat tells Zap2it. “All I understand is that they have absolutely no sense of reality whatsoever.”
All season, Michaele and Tareq have promised the media and the show’s fans that they would clear their name on the show. Yet, the proof that they were in fact invited to The White House State Dinner never quite materialized.
“What I took away from it when I watched,” Cat tells us. “Tareq was s**tting himself in that limo. If you’re going to The State Dinner, you wouldn’t be s**tting yourself. You would be very excited. But he was s**tting himself, because he knew he wasn’t invited.”
Cat says the Salahis didn’t produce any more proof during the reunion special, either. “They just brought on a load of crumbled up emails, which meant nothing,” she says. “No one is fooled by them. They didn’t have a seat at the table because they weren’t invited.”
Lynda maybe half-joked that she felt the Salahis should serve jail time while she watched their congressional hearing. Yet, even though Cat was directly affected by the Salahis’ actions, she believes in karma.
“I think they will reap what they sow in life,” she says. “And I’m sad that the White House made mistakes that night, which I’m sure, not as sad as they are. I think [Michael and Tareq] will get what’s coming to them in the end just through their own behavior.”
Watch as the housewives try to call the Salahis out on another alleged gatecrashing: