Controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admires U.S. President Trump's wife Melania in interview with an Italian broadcaster. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, known for his gaffes and his "bunga bunga" sex trial, said on Friday (June 23) that what he liked most about U.S. President Donald Trump was his wife, Melania. Appearing on a mid-day talk show on private broadcaster La7, Berlusconi was asked whether he was flattered to be compared to Trump, who also started out as a real estate mogul and became a controversial political leader. "It doesn't make me feel one way or another," he said, adding quickly, "regarding Trump, I can say, like many men and women, I like Melania. For her beauty, for her style and also her charm." Berlusconi, now 80, has returned to the political spotlight this week as he campaigns for his Forza Italia party ahead of municipal election run-offs on Sunday (June 25), which he hopes will revive his political fortunes.