Silvio Berlusconi believes that US President Donald Trump’s actions should not be forgotten by the “ugly end” of his presidency.
The former prime minister of Italy would otherwise consider it “unjust and merciless”, he reports to the newspaper il Giornale.
Berlusconi praises Trump’s achievements on the economy and foreign policy.
The storming of the Capitol this week by supporters of the president “overshadows those achievements and will cast a shadow over the historical memory of this presidency,” said the former prime minister.
The 84-year-old entrepreneur, who became a billionaire as a media mogul, served as prime minister three times between 1994 and 2011 for his centre-right Forza Italia.
Trump’s career is often compared to his.