Jan Brewer has a big problem. She was seen berating the President, jabbing her finger in his face and yelling at him. But she claims the only reason she did that was because Obama was "threatening" to her. Yeah, look at the photo: Obama really looks "threatening." What it REALLY looks like is a photo from another era -- a Plantation owner's wife berating an errant slave.
She's been trying to cover her ass by claiming that Obama was "tense" and prickly with her. The only problem is that her story is NOT holding up, as other eyewitnesses to the encounter weigh in with their version.
Out of the three officials who met President Obama on an airport tarmac near Phoenix earlier this week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is now the only one who has characterized the president as anything other than cordial.
In numerous TV and radio interviews since the meeting, Brewer has said the president was “tense to say the least” and took issue with a book she wrote last year. She said Obama walked away from her while she was in mid-sentence and even told one Phoenix television station she felt “a little bit threatened” by the encounter.
But Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who was standing just feet away from the president and the governor on Wednesday during their now-infamous encounter, told TPM that Obama seemed calm the whole time.
“He wasn’t tense at all,” Stanton said on Friday. “The guy’s a pro.”
That backs up the story from another eyewitness.