FW: Pool report #1 // Reagan comments

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Subject: Pool report #1 // Reagan comments

Pool entered the Roosevelt Room at 12:06 p.m. at the bottom of the president's meeting with financial regulators. The president, in a dark suit and blue tie, spoke for 12  minutes about Dodd-Frank. He also took a question from the pool on Nancy Reagan.

Obama said he had an opportunity to meet her once, and noted that she was "already advanced in age" but said she "could not have been more gracious and more charming to myself and Michelle when we first came into office."

"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," the president 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."

Pool was herded out of the room at 12:17 p.m. More on the financial reg comments in next report.

John Fritze
The Baltimore Sun
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