Arizona Governor Jan Brewer thrust her finger in President Obama’s face during a public tantrum by the anti-immigration lawmaker.
tarmac as Air Force One arrived in Phoenix, Brewer exchanged words with the President about the inaccuracy of her portrayal of a previous meeting with the commander-in-chief in her book Scorpions for Breakfast.
The White House took the high road in describing the President’s encounter with Brewer. An administration official explained: “The President said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book. The President looks forward to continuing taking steps to help Arizona’s economy grow.”
Arizona has been criticized by the U.S. Justice Department and others for its “papers please” immigration law that some describe as discriminatory towards latinos.
President Obama is in Arizona as part of his post-State Of The Union trip to an Intel plant.
Meeting Obama on the