Gov. Jan Brewer Says Obama's 2nd Term Will Be 'Real Scary Time for America'

By Susan Jones | February 26, 2013 | 6:43 AM EST

Tensions are evident as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer greets President Barack Obama in Phoenix on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

( - What did President Barack Obama tell the nation's governors when he ushered reporters out of the room on Monday?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Obama told the governors, "that he wasn't running for election. His elections were behind him and that he was going to do what he thought was right for the country. And he wasn't going to look at polls, like some politicians do because (they're) always looking forward to that next election.

"And that gave me a chill," Brewer told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren, "because that tells me that he's going to do whatever he wants to do. And he's big on executive orders and exercising his power. So I think it's going to be a real scary time for America, not hopeful."

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Brewer said Obama also told the nation's governors he wants to work with them. "But obviously, he doesn't want to compromise one little bit," Brewer said. "Bottom line is, is that he wants to raise taxes, and he doesn't want to cut. And I think the American people believe that. You know, the time now is to start cutting the budget, $17 trillion deficit. And he wants to continue to spend. He doesn't want to do that. He wants to raise taxes."

Brewer, who has a strained relationship with Obama because of their disagreements on immigration issues,  said nothing the president said on Monday gives her even a glimmer of hope.

"You know, on the federal level, Greta, I really, truly believe spending has been out of control, just totally out of control. We cannot continue down that path. Compromise is always a good thing, but he's not going to compromise. It's his way or the highway."