Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has described Emmanuel Macron as a “good-looking lad with a with a good-looking mum”, in an apparent dig at the age gap between the newly elected French president and his wife, Brigitte.
Berlusconi who is known for making diplomatic gaffes during his years in power, joked on Monday (15 May) that Macron was a “39-year-old lad, with good work experience under him and most of all with a good-looking mum who has carried him under her arm when he was still a child”.
Berlusconi, 80, whose own partner, Francesca Pascale is 49 years younger than him, did not mention the French First Lady’s name.
Macron was inaugurated as the French president on Sunday. At 39, he is the youngest leader of the nation since Napoleon.
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