Nancy Reagan: I Want Hillary Clinton To Be President

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Nancy Reagan (yes, she’s still alive) probably surprised some staunch conservatives with her early endorsement for the next president of the United States.

Appearing in the History Channel’s fall series First Ladies in Their Own Words, the actress-turned-FLOTUS poo-pooed the GOP contenders and staked her claim on Hillary Clinton.

“The time for a woman to serve as our President has come – really, now is the time – and I think the idea of having a former First Lady as the leader of the free world is really quite a marvelous notion,” she said in a clip from the series shared at a recent promo event.

item06.rendition.slideshowVertical.white-house-06-nancy-reagan“I want Hillary to win. Even though I admire two of the current potential Republican nominees, I have no interest in seeing either of them lead this country.”

Son Ron Reagan hosts the show, which explores the evolving role of the president’s wife in the culture, the country and the globe.  “Hopefully, this program can show that no matter how divisive the nation was during the Presidency, the First Ladies of this nation knew their job was to soften the rhetoric by loving all Americans equally – just like a mother would,” says Ron.

Of course his dad, Ronald Reagan, was not exactly known for loving all equally.

Ron also revealed that Hillary’s presumed bid for the White House was inspired by her Republican successors. “Hillary had no interest in running until both Laura and Barbara Bush cornered her at their get-together in May 2013 and talked her into at least thinking about it!” he revealed.

Well, at least we’d have one nice thing to come from the Bush family.

h/t: Drudge Report

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