"But after a few minutes, the president’s tone got serious - and condescending"

The Republican governor not only accuses Obama of having been “patronizing” during their Oval Office sit-down, but also says the president “lectured me,” the paper quotes Brewer as saying in “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.”

Brewer had at the time described her talk with Obama as cordial, the paper writes. A White House readout of their meeting in June 2010 described Obama’s talk with Brewer as “a good meeting” in which they discussed issues including border security and comprehensive immigration reform.