President Barack Obama, Arizona Governor Clash In The Desert

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Jan. 26 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had a finger-pointing tête-à-tête in front of Air Force One near Phoenix Wednesday, as the commander-in-chief was none too pleased about the Republican's harsh words about him in her memoir, Scorpions for Breakfast.

While they smiled as they conversed, things seemed to get heated as Brewer -- a noted opponent of immigration -- at one point, wagged her finger in his face.

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Brewer later said Mr. Obama was "a little disturbed about my book" in which she claims the commander-in-chief, during a 2010 discussion at the White House over immigration, was condescending to her.

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Brewer wrote in the book, "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."

She said Wednesday of their tense exchange: "I said to him, you know, I have always respected the office of the president and that the book is what the book is. I said that I was sorry that he felt that way."


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