Berlusconi calls Obama ‘tanned’

Berlusconi calls Obama ‘tanned’

Guess we know who isn’t getting the first White House visit:

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today praised Barack Obama, saying the U.S. president-elect is "young, handsome and also tanned."

Berlusconi, speaking in Italian during a press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, said he was sure he would get along well with Obama because he is "giovane, bello, e abbronzato."

Later, when he returned to his hotel, Berlusconi said his comment "was a big compliment," Italy’s state news wire Ansa reported. "If some people don’t have a sense of humor, then it’s their problem," he said, according to Ansa. Only "imbeciles" would interpret his comments as derogatory, Berlusconi was quoted as saying by Ansa.

On the other hand, maybe Silvio could become vice president