June 2nd, 2009
12:12 PM ET
5 years ago

Nancy Reagan to appear at WH, lunch with Michelle Obama

Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be attending an event at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be attending an event at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former first lady Nancy Reagan will personally attend a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon when President Obama signs legislation authorizing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, CNN has learned.

Mrs. Reagan will also attend the unveiling of a new statute of President Reagan Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. After the unveiling, the former first lady will share a private White House lunch with Michelle Obama.


Filed under: Michelle Obama • Nancy Reagan • President Obama
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. carlo

    I smell white fear all over these comments. It's not attractive you know.

    June 2, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. david, CA

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if Nancy voted for Obama – and not just because they both share the same views on stem cell research. Nancy, like Colin Powell, is likely repulsed by how the party of Reagan has become so morally and constitutionally corrupted under Bush/Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. james

    All you Reaganites are the ones who need to get your facts straight. Read Krugman's column in the New York Times. Reagan was only into it for himself and his rich cronies. The mess we are in right now is the direct descendent of his policies and "values." His death, and the way he died, was a fitting end for one of the worst leaders the world has ever known. I hope for nothing less for the rest of you Republican scum.

    June 2, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. republican scum scum

    J. P

    Typical greedy Republican who thinks the rich should have everything and everyone should work for the rich if they want to get rich or want to survive

    Republicans are uncapitalistic and unamerican, just greedy republican pigs who have never worked a day in their lives and need other people to work and starve in order to make them more money

    June 2, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Lori

    Wow, I guess that means the Republicans beloved goddess Nancy Reagan is 'palling around with terrorists' or a 'socialist' or a 'fascist' or whatever idiotic name the 21%ers are calling our President now. That said, I hope these two classy ladies have a nice dinner together.

    June 2, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. Isn't everyone smarter than a FOX NEWS spokesmodel?

    Will she bring Ronnie's ghost with her? You know, she admittedly has been talking to him at night. Maybe she can discuss all the expensive china she bought for multiple thousands when the economy was so poor and how the Rushcheneycans thought that was O.K.

    June 2, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. I loathe liberals

    Love all of you socialists bashing Reagan. Ronnie was one of the greatest Presidents ever, you can only hope and wish that Obama can measure up one day.

    June 2, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. donttreadonme

    Lots of comments from angry atheist, socialist lib posters today.

    That is ok hate Capatalism, hate God and hate Republicans if it makes you feel better.

    After reading the comments here I can say that drugs are killing the liberal movement.

    June 2, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. republican scum scum

    when your own kids hate you like the Reagan kids, you know somethings wrong, maybe the Bush twins will finally wake up one day

    June 2, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  10. david, CA

    Of course one of the saddest parts of Reagan's legacy besides trading arms to Iran for hostages, was that he cut and ran from Lebanon shortly after our Marines were killed there by terrorists. That made the United States look weak and encouraged generations of new terrorists to continue strike at the US as they did when they saw another weak Republican President on 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  11. Had It

    All the hate and anger is just stirring up more nut-jobs. Those of you that NEVER say anything positive or good should keep your mouths shut.

    Maybe the nuts will take their guns and go after the hate-mongers. That would be a good thing.

    Leave present and previous first-ladies out of your hate-mongering.

    I hope hey have a nice visit.

    June 2, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. republican scum scum

    all the rich republican pigs who got rich off of Reagans massive spending and his war profiteering love Bush and Love Reagan, that is why they are making a statue for him, it is only now that Americans have now come on to Republican greed and that is why Bush is hated as he is

    The Republican scum has done an excellent job of proping up Reagan to be a hero, but anyone who knows anything knows what a piece of garbage he is

    Reagan is the reason why America is such a hell hell now, and all the trust fund babies, war profiteers, oil men and corporate scum are having the last laugh

    ___ America, this country use to be a great place now it is a hell hole to the disease of the Republican pig

    June 2, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. donttreadonme

    james June 2nd, 2009 12:29 pm ET

    All you Reaganites are the ones who need to get your facts straight. Read Krugman's column in the "New York Times"
    ---------------------------–

    Facts from the "New York Times" please you might as well ask James Carville or Paul Begala their take. Besides this is an op-ed piece that is pure opinion not fact. Duh If it is published it must be true.

    June 2, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Teleprompter of the U.S.A.

    Poor Nancy, that's a scary looking woman you're going to be having lunch with.

    June 2, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  15. Dan

    Reading some of the comments here shows us exactly why we are having the problems that we do. Too many people only care about their own agenda. Liberals can't admit that Regan was actually a pretty good President. As someone who did not like him much when he was in office, in retrospect, I can see that his foreign policy positions were very good. Yes, he wasn't great on the economy, but he didn't tank it either. In one conservatives comments, FDR is listed as one of the worst Presidents ever. Really!! He only got us thru the worst depression ever, and the worst war in the history of the world. But you could never admit that. At least you concede that Bush Jr. was horrible. Then there is the poster who states that Clinton started trade with China. Do a little research. It was actually your own Tricky Dick Nixon who went to China and paved the way for trade with China. I happen to think he was absolutely right in doing this. Some of you people need to start actually thinking for yourself.

    June 2, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  16. Jimmy the Greek

    Presidential Rankings:

    Ronald Reagan: 10

    Bill Clinton: 15

    Barack Hussein Obama: Soon to be WORST EVER

    June 2, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Keeth in California

    Reagan should not be celebrated so. He gave arms to the Afghans, Iranians, and Iraqis, and he gave amnesty to millions of undocumented illegals. He authorized illegal wars in Central America and is responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands. He created the mess we have today, and he is a war criminal.

    June 2, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  18. dennisk

    Never cared for her husband, either as governor or president, but Nancy has some redeeming qualities. I hope she has a nice time.

    June 2, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  19. I loathe liberals

    hey ' republican scum scum', you can't even put a coherent thought together or proof read your comments. Reading your drivel is both sad and funny at the same time!

    Maybe Obama can give you a government hand out and you'll find some happiness. :)

    June 2, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  20. B Davis

    OK CNN, please print, please. –
    FRANK, is that all you got? The telepromter criticism? You people are absolutey pathetic with your negative comments about the telepromter that you don't realize it's a smart thing for him to do. Just imagine if McCain was prez in front of the mic, it would be too hard to watch for everybody. McCain, not to mention Squarechin/hook nose Palin, would sound stupid with or without a teleprompter. President Obama is the smartest man in the world.

    June 2, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    Hey.....Its Nancy Reagan starring in the new movie: "Guess Who's Coming to Lunch".....

    June 2, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  22. ~~ July ~~

    Jimmy the Greek June 2nd, 2009 12:39 pm ET

    Presidential Rankings:

    Ronald Reagan: 10

    Bill Clinton: 15

    Barack Hussein Obama: Soon to be WORST EVER
    _________________________________________________

    Geeezzz Jimmy ..... you must read the future!

    and besides both those presidents serve 2 terms .... ;-)

    Obama will too!!

    June 2, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. donttreadonme

    Funny thing is that the President only has a little influence over the economy. It can not be controlled as the Global Market will dictate.

    But you libs keep waiting for the Wizard Oz to come along to pull all the right levers and push all the right buttons.

    Take reponsibilty for your self and stop crying about what others have.

    June 2, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. cj

    Republican scum. What a close minded POS you are, I hope I don't know you and hopefully never will. Bush and Republicans aren't the only ones to blame, yes your beloved socialists the democrats have a great share. So close your mind alittle more you POS. Post that CNN

    June 2, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  25. indiana voter

    @james

    You are the worst of human beings. How sad that you wish anyone to die, and to die with a disease. As for your attempt to discredit Reagan, using the New York Times is not a good start as they are one of the biggest liberal political hack rags in the country. So, of course it is going to say something negative about a Republican. You do yourself a disservice by posting on this site and showing your hate and ignorance on these matters. There should be less people in the world like you.

    June 2, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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