CHANDLER, Ariz. — President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had what was described as an intense encounter on the tarmac after the president arrived in the Grand Canyon state on Wednesday.

Brewer greeted the president as he arrived off Air Force One, as governors often do when the president visits a state, and handed him a letter that she described as a “welcome” note to the state, and an invitation to talk about a comeback for her state.

“He immediately took umbrage, if you will with my book, ‘Scorpions for Breakfast,’ and was somewhat disgruntled, if you will, by the way he was portrayed,” Brewer later told Fox News in an interview with Greta Van Susteren. “He’s very thin-skinned.”

In the tome, Brewer wrote that the president was “patronizing” in a one-on-one meeting about border security.

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