"It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president. I'm not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it," he tells the magazine. "It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness.' And then I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn't like I got high."
And although he feels the prank was harmless, his fiancee Amber Tamblyn got caught in the backlash. "She had nothing to do with it," he says. "And because of that she'll never be invited to the White House again. That's not cool."
What do you think of Cross' actions?