While France’s left reviles Trump, rising conservative star endorses him as ‘less harmful’ than Hillary

Conservative Front National party member Marion Marechal-Le Pen and her political family favor Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.
Mon Aug 8, 2016 - 11:04 am EST
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August 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, widely touted as a “rising star” of France’s conservative Front National, endorsed Donald Trump last week as “less harmful than Hillary,” a day after floundering socialist President Françoise Hollande derided the Republican presidential nominee, saying Trump’s “excesses” make “people want to retch.”

The 26-year-old Maréchal-Le Pen is not the only member of the political dynasty behind the far-right Front National party to endorse Trump.

Her aunt, FN leader Marine Le Pen, has said she would vote for Trump if she were an American, and her grandfather, FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, tweeted the same in February: “If I were American, I would vote Donald Trump … but God bless him.”

As for Maréchal-Le Pen, she tweeted that “Donald Trump is a less harmful candidate than Hillary Clinton,” and that he “responds to people’s hopes.”

One of only two FN members of parliament, the openly Catholic Maréchal-Le Pen, recently urged Christians to stand up in the face of increasing number of Islamic terrorist attacks.

On the day Catholic priest Jacques Hamel was murdered by self-proclaimed Islamist State terrorists while saying Mass, Maréchal-Le Pen tweeted: “In the West as in the East, Christians must stand up to resist Islam!”

She also announced that she was joining the newly created civilian National Guard: “Faced with the threat that weighs on France, I decided to join the military reserve. I invite all the young patriots to do the same.”

Maréchal-Le Pen urged France to drop the open-borders Schengen agreement as it wages “war against radical Islam,” reported Breitbart.

The FN is characterized in the media as an extreme right party that campaigns on anti-immigration. A December 2015 New Yorker headline asserted that “Donald Trump is now America’s Marine Le Pen.”

Meanwhile, Hollande’s popularity is plummeting in the face of rising Islamic terror attacks and falling employment, with 90 percent of French voters disapproving of the socialist leader, who supports abortion and same-sex ‘marriage’.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Sarkozy, leader of the centre-right Republican Party who aspires to the presidency, has declared that he would vote for Clinton despite their conflicting ideologies. Nevertheless, evidently he can’t help but admire Trump, telling French magazine Le Point: “The guy has beaten all the odds.”

  2016 presidential election, donald trump, france, francois hollande, front national party, hillary clinton, marion maréchal-le pen

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