Jan Brewer takes parting shot at Barack Obama in Throwback Thursday tweet
PHOENIX — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer took to Twitter on Thursday to take a final shot at Barack Obama, a little more than 24 hours before he was set to leave office.
In a Throwback Thursday — a popular trend where people post photos of past events with the hashtag #TBT — Brewer posted arguably one of the most famous photos of Obama’s presidency: The one where she shoved a finger in his face during a tense meeting on the tarmac at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in 2012.
Her post also included a mention of President-elect Donald Trump, whom Brewer supported in November’s election.
The photo of the pair quickly took the internet by storm. It seemed it was the main image on most news sites within a matter of minutes.
The viral moment happened when Obama came to town to talk about jobs. However, when he and Brewer met, she said the conversation quickly turned to border security and, as is shown in the image, she let Obama have a piece of her mind.
“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.”
In other news, Brewer will attend Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
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