Obama dismisses tense exchange with Brewer in Arizona as ‘blown out of proportion’

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she meant no disrespect when she pointed a finger at President Obama during an intense discussion on an airport tarmac. But the Republican governor says the Democratic president showed disrespect for her by abruptly ending their conversation.

Obama, for his part, responded in an interview with ABC News that the encounter with Brewer “is a classic example of things getting blown out of proportion.”

“I think it’s always good publicity for a Republican if they’re in an argument with me,” Obama said in the interview. “But this was really not a big deal. She wanted to give me a letter, asking for a meeting. And I said, `We’d be happy to meet.”‘



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