Italy's PM Finds The Obamas' Skin Color Hilarious
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi just can't get over the fact that President Obama and the First Lady are black. In fact, he finds it hilarious.
When President Obama was elected last November, the prime minister referred to the first African American president of the United States as “young, handsome, and even has a good tan." Oh, that same night as the US elections, Berlusconi was allegedly in bed (as in in bed) with a prostitute.
Word traveled fast.
At last week's G20 summit in Pittsburgh First Lady Michelle Obama refused to hug him - like she did to other world leaders. Instead, she offered him a formal, firm handshake. (This pic, taken at that moment is priceless. Look at his face! Look at Obama's face. You can tell he was not amused.)
That snub only riled up Berlusconi more. The "tan" jokes continued last week when he returned to Italy.
He told a group of supporters:
“What’s his name? Some tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama....You won’t believe it, but the two of them sunbathe together, because the wife is also tanned.”