A tense airport exchange with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in which she wagged her finger in his face, was blown out of proportion, President Barack Obama said in an ABC News interview on Thursday.

“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. “Last time we met, she wasn’t fully satisfied. But, you know, I think this is a classic example of things getting blown out of proportion.”

According to Brewer, Obama “turned that conversation immediately to my book ‘Scorpions for Breakfast’ and was immediately somewhat distraught, disappointed about the way that he was portrayed in that book,” she told CNN Thursday. “Let me say that I respect the office of president, and when I went to meet him at the tarmac, I went with a happy heart,” Brewer went on to say.

Looks like Brewer ends up winning in this one though.

Brewer’s book on Thursday skyrocketed up to become the 8th best seller on Amazon and #1 in three different political categories. The book, released in November, ranked 276,665th in sales on Amazon.com before the airport showdown

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