Most Read: Politics

Read In

Now Viewing: People from around the country looking at Post Politics section

See what's being read across the country ›

Social Surface: Politics

44
Post Politics |  On Twitter Twitter: Post Politics |  On Facebook Facebook: Post Politics |   RSS
Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/27/2012

President Obama talks about Jan Brewer exchange with Diane Sawyer

In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer to air Friday night, President Obama downplayed the exchange between him and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) earlier this week that distracted attention from his post-State of the Union tour of swing states.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

The president smiled when Sawyer brought up the photo taken during the exchange and Brewer’s comments in follow-up interviews that Obama was “tense” and “thin-skinned.”

“What I’ve discovered is I think it’s always good publicity for a Republican if they’re in an argument with me, but this was really not a big deal,” Obama said.

Obama said he was not “tense” in the exchange, which reportedly began when Obama criticized passages about him in Brewer’s book “Scorpions for Breakfast.”

“You know Diane, I am usually accused of not being intense enough, too relaxed,” Obama said.

The full interview airs at 6:30 p.m. Friday on ABC’s World News.

Read more on PostPolitics.com

Obama exchange reveals his testy side

Brewer calls Obama ‘thin-skinned’

Why is there no video of the tiff?

Is Newt Gingrich’s space plan science fiction?

By  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Tags:  barack obama, jan bewer

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company