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Jan Brewer on Obama: 'Not Very Nice' and 'Big Disappointment'

By    |   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 10:26 PM

Outgoing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointed another finger at President Barack Obama in an interview Monday.

Brewer, a Republican who became famous for her heated discussion with Obama — and pointing her finger at him — on the tarmac of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in 2012, told Fox News that Obama has been a "big disappointment," the Daily Caller reports.

"It's been a very big disappointment to me," Brewer said. "I believe that he has done things that certainly we would have never expected any president to do by executive order, and because he says so."

Brewer was asked about her infamous run-in with the president on that tarmac outside Phoenix. She said Obama had taken offense to something she wrote about him in her book.

"No, not really," Brewer, 70, said when asked if she regretted pointing her finger at the president. "He was not very nice to me that day . . . He has very thin skin. He was very concerned about how I portrayed him in my book. It was a truth-telling book, that we need our borders secured, and, you know, he walked away from me."

A photo of the heated discussion made the rounds that day, Jan. 25, 2012. Brewer said people still recognize her solely from the photo.

Brewer took office in 2009 after her predecessor, Janet Napolitano, was appointed secretary of Homeland Security during the final year of her term. Brewer served the remainder of that term and was voted into office in 2010.

Because of Arizona's law against serving as governor for more than two consecutive terms, Brewer did not run again this year. She could have challenged the law because she only served one year of the first term, but she declined.

Republican Doug Ducey won the gubernatorial election last month and will take office in January. He named the members of his senior staff last week.

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