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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:38 PM

Far Right Politician Marine Le Pen is having coffee at Trump Tower

Marine Le Pen, an alarming person who would like to lead France into far-right nationalism and xenophobia, is in New York. She is in Trump Tower. But her aides say she’s not planning to meet with Donald Trump or his transition team staff, good heavens no. She’s just using her “private visit” to New York to have coffee in the charming, slightly damp environs of the Trump Tower basement, they told Bloomberg. As one does!

Le Pen is running for president in France; she’s the leader of the country’s National Front and the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, an elderly racist and anti-Semite. Le Pen essentially expelled her father from the party in 2015, and has been trying to give the National Front a more humane, less overtly Nazi-ish makeover. But she’s still making Islamophobia and opposition to immigration a cornerstone of the party’s belief system, supports a ban on letting Muslim women wear headscarves, and wants to leave the European Union to promote what she has called “a grand return of nationalism.” She was spotted in Trump Tower on Thursday morning, according to Bloomberg, where she had very little interest in clarifying what she was doing there:


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Reply Far Right Politician Marine Le Pen is having coffee at Trump Tower (Original post)
blueseas Jan 2017 OP
KamaAina Jan 2017 #1
bullwinkle428 Jan 2017 #3
LeftInTX Jan 2017 #10
meadowlark5 Jan 2017 #2
MFM008 Jan 2017 #4
deminks Jan 2017 #5
BainsBane Jan 2017 #6
11 Bravo Jan 2017 #7
annabanana Jan 2017 #8
deminks Jan 2017 #9
blueseas Jan 2017 #11
deminks Jan 2017 #12
blueseas Jan 2017 #13
blueseas Jan 2017 #14

Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:44 PM

1. I'm guessing she doesn't take it black.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:53 PM

3. "My choice of beverage is a White Russian!"

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:34 PM

10. Maybe they're having Tea Pee

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:47 PM

2. Probably getting a copy of the Trump/Russian presidential election play book

All she needs is to offer something to Putin, and Russia will infiltrate their election like happened here and she'll win. She just needs that playbook to do it right.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

4. Maybe they

Can drop dead together.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:07 PM

5. Bringing 'greetings' from their BFF Pootey Poot, no doubt.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:21 PM

6. A fascist meet and greet

Nice of Vlad to arrange a social get together for his assets.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:25 PM

7. I've heard that she has a notoriously overactive bladder. Just sayin'.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:33 PM

8. Meeting with the trumpsters, for sure.

Occam's razor applies.

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Response to deminks (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:48 PM

11. Thanks for the link

Interesting - to say the least.

How do you post photos? I forgot how to...

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Response to blueseas (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:52 PM

12. I tried to upload it first, didn't work. Tried to just copy the link - didn't work either.

Not sure how to answer on this one.

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Response to deminks (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 05:12 PM

13. I just did it

Use the link at the artlicle

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 05:18 PM

14. Europes Right Tears Itself Apart

Signs of right-wing populist meltdowns are everywhere, from Italy’s erratic Beppe Grillo to the Le Pen family feud.


ROME—As the honeymoon of the Donald Trump election is reaching its bitter end—and even before the new American president is sworn into office—Europe’s own motley clan of anti-establishment misfits are on the edge of self-induced implosion.
One striking example is the family feud between French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, her father, whom she’s expelled from her party, and her niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, who has sided with the old man.
In fact, even as Marine Le Pen, according to our sources, is on her way to New York, presumably for a meeting with Trump, the influence his election and his presidency will have on the European populists is far from clear.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/12/europe-s-right-tears-itself-apart.html

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