Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:55 PM
spanone (92,864 posts)
Trump Says Paris Attack Will Have Big Effect on French Election
PARIS — President Trump inserted himself into the tumult of French politics on Friday, declaring that the fatal shooting of a police officer in central Paris would have “a big effect” when voters go to the polls on Sunday to choose among 11 presidential candidates.
Mr. Trump did not mention any candidates by name. But his statement on Twitter — “The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!” — came at the tail end of a tight, fragmented race, with at least four contenders running neck and neck.
One of them, Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, has issued grim warnings that a declining France is losing its identity, echoing Mr. Trump’s themes during the American presidential race last year. It was not clear, however, that Mr. Trump’s statement would help her among undecided voters.
In a statement on Friday, Ms. Le Pen blamed “radical Islam” — “a monstrous, totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilization” — for the attack Thursday night.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:02 PM
okieinpain (9,190 posts)
3. agreed, never understood what terrorist get out of the
possibility of not being allowed to travel. i would think they would want to people to leave their areas making it easier for them to control it.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:29 PM
JustAnotherGen (23,391 posts)
12. I've spent enough time in the homes of French people
And been close enough to know - they don't like being told what to do or what they will do.
Let's see how this plays out. . .