French politician Marine Le Pen is overjoyed that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in America. In an interview with CNBC, Le Pen indicates that she would like to duplicate what Trump did to the United States in the upcoming French elections.
ICYMI, Marine Le Pen talks abt Trump’s VICTORY, and her hopes to duplicate it in France against the Globalists who have ruined her country. pic.twitter.com/icjGnyUVLK
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) November 26, 2016
Le Pen is the head of the far right National Front party. She is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who described the Holocaust as simply “a detail in the history of World War II.”
Like Trump, Le Pen has made bigoted comments about the Muslim faith. She compared people engaged in Islamic prayer to the Nazi soldiers that occupied France in World War II. She said, “For those who want to talk a lot about World War II, if it’s about occupation, then we could also talk about it (Muslim prayers in the streets), because that is occupation of territory. …It is an occupation of sections of the territory, of districts in which religious laws apply. … There are of course no tanks, there are no soldiers, but it is nevertheless an occupation and it weighs heavily on local residents.”
She also favors a moratorium on legal immigration to France.
Le Pen also has voiced opposition to many international institutions supporting alliances between nations, another echo of Trump-style isolationist policies.