Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, met Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, the President of Russia, in Moscow and said about Barack Obama he was “giovane, bello ed abbronzato”, (young, beautiful and tanned).
video by http://tv.repubblica.it/
Berlusconi was criticized for the remark and said, who doesn’t have enough humour to understand him is an “imbecile” (idiot).
He is known for faux pas like that.
Strange enough is that the Bush government had to apologize, after they told the press: “…Berlusconi was regarded as a political amateur who had used his massive media influence to gain political power.” They were right, no idea why they had to apologize for that.