Obama, Brewer share testy exchange

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President Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got into it yesterday afternoon, shortly after the president arrived in Phoenix to speak about jobs.

This picture was taken of the exchange, which occurred at the base of Air Force One’s steps.

The president was apparently unhappy with something the governor wrote in her book.  Brewer didn’t like what the president had to say and stuck her finger in the president’s face, treating him like a child who skipped school.

Is this an appropriate way for a governor to address a sitting president?  Should she apologize?  

Brewer recently published a book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” in which she defends her signing of Arizona’s controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which Obama opposes.   

Obama was objecting to Brewer’s description of a meeting he and Brewer had at the White House, where she described Obama as lecturing her.

Brewer told a Phoenix radio talk show that she was surprised that the welcome went so sour. She says she welcomed the president to the city warmly and said she hoped to sit down with him some time.

He was somewhat thin-skinned a little tense to say the least,” Brewer told KFYI radio. As for the pointing her figure at the president: “I was trying to be very calm. The picture is interesting, I don’t remember doing that,” she said.

 

Jan Brewer and Barack Obama

Obama, Brewer share testy exchange

Updated