Obama, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Have Heated Exchange
The gap between politics in the current Presidential administration and those in Arizona has grown even wider. Ever since the state enacted a controversial illegal immigration law in 2010, tensions have always been high.
According to The Huffington Post, the situation got even more interesting Wednesday when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer traded some harsh words with President Obama after she greeted him at the Phoenix airport.
A White House pool report states the two “spoke intensely for a few minutes” after he landed. She was seen at one point shaking her finger at the president. Gov. Brewer said the exchange was over her book, a political memoir entitled “Scorpions for Breakfast,” in which Brewer called Obama “patronizing” during a previous meeting (shown in photo above).
“He was a little disturbed about my book,” Brewer said after the exchange. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the President. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He read the excerpt. So …”
The last time the two met was June of 2010, a little more than a month after Arizona put its immigration bill into law. The law requires illegal aliens to carry their alien registration documents with them at all times and allows police to question anyone they think might be in the country illegally.
Brewer said Wednesday that Obama told her “that he didn’t feel I had treated him cordially.”
“I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished,” Brewer said. “Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”