Nancy Reagan told Vanity Fair that Obama missed an opportunity when she wasn't invited to a March ceremony where Obama said he'd allow comprehensive stem-cell research -- but that the commander in chief later apologized for the oversight.
“I would have gone, and you know I don’t like to travel,” said Reagan, 87, a well-known stem-cell advocate. “Politically it would have been a good thing for him to do.
"Oh, well, nobody’s perfect," she said.
It isn't the first time Obama's insulted the former first lady -- he cracked a joke in November 2008 about Reagan's reported consultations with astrologers during her time in the White House.
"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances," Obama joked on November 7 at a press conference. Obama later apologized for his "careless and off-handed remark."
Reagan, who spoke from her Bel Air, Calif., home, also said she still catches glimpses of Ronald Reagan's ghost in the halls -- and that time hasn't healed the wounds in the five years since his death.
“I miss Ronnie a lot, an awful lot,” Reagan said. “People say it gets better. No, it does not.”
“It sounds strange, but … I see Ronnie. At nighttime, if I wake up, I think Ronnie’s there, and I start to talk to him," she said.
"It’s not important what I say. But the fact is, I do think he’s there. And I see him.”
Former President Ronald Reagan died at 93 in 2004 in Los Angeles after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ronald and Nancy Reagan were married in 1952.
The interview will be featured in the June issue of Vanity Fair.