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The tax affairs of both men have been subject to scrutiny: Trump says paying none "makes me smart" and refuses to release his returns. Berlusconi was found guilty in 2013 of fiscal fraud, a conviction that effectively ended his political career.
Despite their own wealth and extravagant lifestyles, both present themselves as comfortable with and champions of ordinary people, as outsiders untainted by the perceived failures of established elites.
Both are resolutely politically incorrect and have appeared at times to lack a self-restraint switch.
Trump had no problem mocking a disabled reporter. Berlusconi once likened a political rival to a concentration camp guard.
Both are twice-divorced. Berlusconi at age 80 lives with a girlfriend 50 years his junior; Trump, 70, is now married to former model, Melania, 46.
Both have been insulting to Barack Obama: Trump questioned the outgoing president's American-born credentials, Berlusconi has joked about him having "a good tan".
Under the media tycoon, Italy's economy barely expanded, a chronic debt crisis worsened and the overall tax burden grew as he failed to implement long-overdue structural reforms.
Truth to be told, knowing where you stand on foreign policy issues, I am not surprised at all that you support a lying, corrupted, murderous criminal that's Hillary Clinton.
You would be one of those people who don't support Hillary Clinton, but would vote for her in order to stop Trump? I don't buy it
originally posted by: gortex
Clinton may be distasteful but I think she's less dangerous than a loose cannon like Trump , you'll never know where or when he's going to go off.
A declining US economy is bad for the world not just the US, just because Trump is a businessman doesn't mean he can run a country.
originally posted by: Nikola014
Trump has managed to prove everyone wrong, time and time again.