Monday, February 6, 2017

France's Trump

Marine Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate, has formally launched a campaign echoing many of the themes that propelled Donald Trump to the White House.


Envisioning a thriving nation "made in France", the 48-year-old said she is the "people's candidate" as she outlined her aspirations for a state with its own borders to guard, its own currency to spend, its own defence and its identity unchanged by immigrants, refugees and globalisation.

A leader in early polls for the April 23 and May 7 elections, Le Pen drew loud cheers of support when she said that Islam is "not compatible with French values."


Le Pen's message here is that France is being destroyed by immigration, by globalisation and that she's the person to fix it.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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