Reporting from Washington — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Obama was "somewhat thin-skinned" and "tense" in a testy greeting caught on camera on a Phoenix-area tarmac.
Brewer and Obama were seen exchanging brief words by reporters as the president arrived for an event Wednesday to promote his economic plan. Brewer handed the president a letter, the two appeared to talk over each other and the governor pointed her figure at the president.
Brewer, known for her tough stance on illegal immigration, told a Phoenix radio talk show that she was surprised that the welcome went so sour. She says she welcomed the president to the city warmly and said she hoped to sit down with him some time.
The president responded by bringing up a passage of her recent book, "Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure the Border."