Far-right television commentator Eric Zemmour announced, Tuesday, his candidacy for the French presidential elections this spring – in a video clip on YouTube.
It is no longer the time to reform France, but the time to save the country. Many voters no longer recognize our country.
This is what Zemor says the video Which he posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
The video was the latest media stunt of the polarized political journalist who dominated the French news image this fall with his controversial outbursts.
Zemmour had long been expected to run for president in April, but the announcement didn’t come until Tuesday.
In the video, the 63-year-old claims he is running to “save France”.
Who is Eric Zemmour?
Zemmour is a familiar face to the French who have seen him participate in heated television debates for several years.
Many accuse him of feeding anti-Islam and anti-Semitic views by positioning himself more to the right than Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Assembly party.
Zammour was recently fined 10,000 euros for inciting hatred and making racist statements, according to what he reported. the point.
The reason is his television appearance on CNews in September 2020, where he described unaccompanied minor refugees as “thieves, murderers and rapists”.
French Donald Trump?
– One can doubt his ability to represent our country in the highest position, French government spokesman Gabriel Atal told the radio channel. Europe 1 Tuesday.
Compare Atal Zemore with a cheap copy of US President Donald Trump.
Zemmour himself said he looks to Trump’s 2016 campaign for inspiration, noting the parallels between Trump’s key issues and his own: immigration, deindustrialization, and opposition to the “politically correct.”
So far, the strategy has worked well.
His latest book, “France Hasn’t Said Its Last Word Yet,” has sold more than 250,000 copies, according to New York times.
Fell at the polls
According to opinion polls, Zemmour can get enough support to run in the second round of elections against incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. However, it has fallen somewhat in the polls recently, according to Paris.
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