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Obama: Nancy Reagan Was ‘Gracious’ And ‘Charming’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

President Barack Obama commented on the passing of Nancy Reagan Monday and recalled the time he met her saying she “could not have been more gracious and more charming.”

Speaking from the Roosevelt Room on Monday, Obama said, “I think it’s been well documented the extraordinary love that she had for her husband, and the extraordinary comfort and strength she provided him during really hard times.” (RELATED: Nancy Reagan Dead At 94)

“I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Reagan once, obviously, she was already advanced in age but could not have been more gracious and more charming to myself and Michelle when we first came into office,” Obama said. (RELATED: Remember The Life And Legacy Of Nancy Reagan With These Historic Photos [SLIDESHOW])

Later, Obama said, “As somebody who is lucky enough to have an extraordinary partner in my life as well, I know how much she meant not just to President Reagan but to the country as a whole. He was lucky to have her…She will be missed.”

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