(NBC News) Donald Trump delivered a subdued eulogy Saturday at the funeral of Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative icon known for her outspoken opposition to feminism and abortion rights.

Reading from prepared text at the St. Louis basilica, Trump said Schlafly “never stopped fighting for the fundamental idea that the American people ought to have their needs come before anyone and anything else.”

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Calling her a “truly great American patriot,” Trump said, “Phyllis was a strong, proud, fierce, and tireless warrior, and she was a warrior for the country, which she loved so much.”

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