WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose attendance at a White House state dinner is in dispute is arguing that he had an invitation to the November party for the visiting Indian prime minister.
Interviewed on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Washington businessman Carlos Allen said repeatedly, “I was invited. I actually got an invitation in the mail. I have the actual invite.” But Allen acknowledged he couldn’t produce a piece of paper with his name on it.
He said a Secret Service employee checked him through security and a White House employee later directed him to a seat. Interviewer Robin Roberts produced a seating card and asked Allen if he could display such a card, and he couldn’t. Allen runs an event business called Hush Galleria.