Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was one of President Obama's biggest fans before he was his peer on the world stage. And as he toasted the president during a state dinner in his honor at the White House Tuesday, he teased that Obama had real competition as a political force from his own wife.
"When I listened to the speech of Michelle in Philadelphia, I think finally, finally ... I found someone of the same level of Barack Obama," he said, even citing the signature line of that convention speech from Michelle Obama: "When you go low, we go high."
Renzi noted that the first lady has taken great pride in her White House kitchen garden.