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Nancy Brinker: Reagans Were 'Quintessential Power Couple'

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By    |   Friday, 11 Mar 2016 04:47 PM

Nancy Reagan was a "practitioner of perfection" who loved her role as first lady and set a new standard of achievement for American women, Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, tells Newsmax TV.

"She was an amazing part of the quintessential power couple. She set a standard for women trying to have more platforms in their life in whatever they were doing. Nancy was absolutely a practitioner of perfection," Brinker said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime."

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"She was very helpful to us in the breast cancer movement because when she was diagnosed with her disease, she was very decisive, she was an empowered patient.

"She made a decision that to a lot of women didn't make sense because she just said, 'I'm just going to have a mastectomy and I don't want to have to deal with it anymore, I've got my role with my husband' … She knew what she wanted."

Nancy, the wife of President Ronald Reagan, died last Sunday at the age of 94 this week. She was eulogized Friday at a funeral she herself pre-planned at the Reagan Library in California.

Brinker, who served as U.S. ambassador to Hungary and U.S. chief of protocol, told Hayworth that Nancy "masterminded" the many dinners and social events at the White House.

"And she did it with such grace and style. But it is a very intense job and role and she was at it all day long and all night long every day," Brinker said.

She noted that Nancy had her husband had a very special and intense bond.

"He always seemed to know where she was, all the time. Even if she was sitting behind in him a way, it just seemed to give him the power he needed, the full 100 percent wattage that was Ronald Reagan, who we all adored," Brinker said.

"[And Nancy] looked at him like that all the time, even when the cameras weren't on."

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Nancy Reagan was a "practitioner of perfection" who loved her role as first lady and set a new standard of achievement for American women, Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, tells Newsmax TV.
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