Upon deplaning Air Force One for his fifth official visit to Arizona, President Barack Obama was greeted by Governor Jan Brewer.
According to KFYI, Brewer handed the president a handwritten letter, they spoke and at one point she pointed her finger at him. It seemed they were talking over each other, then Obama appeared to walk away from the governor while she was still talking.
“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast,” Brewer told one reporter. “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 said he read the excerpt.”
Asked what it was about the book that disturbed him, Brewer said, “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially.” She added, “I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”
Brewer said that the letter she presented to Obama was asking him to sit down with her to discuss an economic comeback in Arizona and to extend an invitation to lunch along with a visit to the border.
“I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.”
Listen to Brewer’s interview with Mike Broomhead on 550KFYI below:
The following raw AP footage captures images from the scene: