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MSNBC: Thatcher had a ‘mildly flirtatious’ relationship with Reagan

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As MSNBC contributors reacted to the death of Margaret Thatcher, the conversation turned to her role in breaking the glass ceiling for women politicians.

BBC’s Katty Kay, who joined MSNBC’s Chuck Todd this morning explained that Thatcher was “tougher than most men” and that men “wilted in her company.”

“But she could also be very charming,” added Kay. “She had a relationship with Ronald Reagan, you know, mildly flirtatious and she turned on the kind of Thatcher charm. She figured that out.”

Kay also reminded MSNBC viewers that Thatcher was a very divisive figure in Britain as Prime Minister.

“Anyone who has seen ‘Billy Elliot’ is how divided they were under Margaret Thatcher,” she asserted.

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