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In Italian Elections, Berlusconi Takes a Cue From Trump, Bets Big on Bigotry

Giorgio Cosulich/Getty ROME—After a weekend defined by racial tension when 28-year-old alt-right nationalist Luca Traini systematically hunted and shot down African migrants, you might think Italy’s political leaders would tone down their racist rhetoric. But you would be wrong. Instead, they have upped the ante, raising the stakes in the highly contentious election campaign by trying to outdo each other’s bigotry.
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