An intense meeting took place as Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama met at a Phoenix airstrip Wednesday. The two looked to be in deep conversation.
As it turns out, Obama wasn’t too thrilled about Brewer’s book in which she criticized the Prez saying he patronized her when they met at the White House two years ago.
According to Brewer, “He was a little disturbed about my book.”
Brewer recently published a book, Scorpions for Breakfast, a memoir of her years growing up in Arizona.
In the book she also defends her signing of Arizona’s controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which Obama opposes.
She describes meeting the President at the White House in 2010 to talk about immigration.
“I felt a little bit like I was being lectured to, and I was a little kid in a classroom, if you will, and he was this wise professor and I was this little kid, and this little kid knows what the problem is and I felt minimized to say the least.”
On the tarmac Wednesday, Brewer handed Obama an invitation to return to Arizona to meet her for lunch and to join her for a visit to the border.
“I said to him, you know, I have always respected the office of the president and that the book is what the book is,” she told reporters Wednesday. She said Obama complained that she described him as not treating her cordially.
“I said that I was sorry that he felt that way. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here, and we’ll regroup.”
The two managed to put their differences aside and continued their meeting behind closed doors. Is the President being a little sensitive or was he right to confront Brewer?