Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Duce and his Russian cohorts support Marine

Ne vous Trumpez pas!

A video released earlier this month compared Le Pen and Trump, and also underscored faulty assumptions in the U.S. that Trump would not win the election. 

The video, paid for by a “Jamais Marine” (“Never Marine”) campaign, contrasts comments by former U.S. President Barack Obama saying that he doesn’t believe Trump will win with French officials saying the same about Le Pen. 

A smirking Le Pen says in the video: “Never Brexit, never Donald Trump.” 

Trump has expressed support for Le Pen, telling The Associated Press in April that she’s the “strongest on borders and the strongest on what’s been going on in France.”

Another similarity between the French and American races is an email hack before the election that left the conservative candidate untouched. 

The Macron campaign revealed Friday that a “massive and coordinated” hack dumped campaign and party emails online, but claimed that there were also fake messages among the documents.

Authorities haven’t determined who is responsible, but the French election commission is investigating. 

French officials have warned the media not to share leaked information or details about the hack. 

France has a two-day media blackout on elections before a vote.

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