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Obama 'sun-tanned' remark 'a compliment' says Berlusconi

'Shows good health' says ex-premier

24 January, 13:36
Obama 'sun-tanned' remark 'a compliment' says Berlusconi (ANSA) - Rome, 24 January - Calling US President Barack Obama "sun-tanned" was a compliment, ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi said on Italian radio Thursday.

Berlusconi played down the fuss the remark made after Obama's first inauguration four years ago.

"Sun-tanned was a compliment. I would have liked to have his colour, which shows good health," said the centre-right leader, who is running for a fourth term as premier in February 24-25 elections.

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