Reagan's son blasts 'The Butler' over portrayal of his father

“Portraying Ronald Reagan as a racist because he was in favor of lifting economic sanctions against South Africa is simplistic and dishonest.”

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Reagan, 68, is the adopted son of the president and his first wife, Jane Wyman. He bashes the movie’s screenwriter, saying, “If Strong had gotten his ‘facts’ from the Reagan biographies, he’d have learned that when my father was playing football at Eureka College one of his best friends was a black teammate.”

Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda play Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan in the Lee Daniels-directed flick.

Reagan’s son, a former radio show host, writes, “It’s appalling to me that someone is trying to imply my father was a racist. He and Nancy and the rest of the Reagan family treated Mr. Allen with the utmost respect.”

Saying, “facts don’t matter to Hollywood’s creative propagandists,” Reagan praises his dad, contending “my father didn’t see people in colors. He saw them as individual Americans.”

“If the liberals in Hollywood — and Washington — ever start looking at people the way he did, the country will be a lot better off.”