Snooki on President Obama: "I Know He Knows Who I Am"

Celebrity News Aug. 11, 2010 AT 9:05AM
Snooki on President Obama: "I Know He Knows Who I Am" Credit: George Napolitano/FilmMagic; Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Snooki has a bone to pick with President Obama.

During his recent appearance on The View, the Commander in Chief claimed he's never heard of the raucous Jersey Shore "guidette" ("I gotta admit, I don't know who Snooki is," he said).

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But the 23-year-old MTV reality star (real name: Nicole Polizzi) says he's bluffing.

"I know he knows who I am," she tells E! News. "Why did he have to lie and say he didn't know me? He did say Snooki and JWoww about the tanning stuff and now he doesn't know who I am? He has to stop lying."

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Snooki may be right.

In May, at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C., President Obama joked about a tanning tax, saying "the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill: Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and House minority leader John Boehner."

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On the July 29 Jersey Shore premiere, Snooki blasted President Obama for signing the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which requires tanning salons to impose a 10 percent tax.

"I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning," she said. "McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan."

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