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Matt York, Associated Press
President Barack Obama signs autographs after arriving at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz.

MESA, Ariz. — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barack Obama complained to her about how she depicted him in her book.

It happened when Obama landed in Air Force One Wednesday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, where Brewer met him on the tarmac.

Reporters observed the two leaders in intense conversation.

Brewer is a Republican. She later told reporters that Obama raised the treatment he received in her political memoir, "Scorpions for Breakfast." She describes him in the book as lecturing her about immigration. Obama opposes Arizona's strict immigration law.

She said she told him she's sorry he felt that way and that she respects the office of president.

There was no immediate comment from the White House.