France’s Marine Le Pen could become the next president of the French Republic.
And if President-Elect Donald Trump’s election is indicative of the rest of the world right now, she’s got a very good shot, especially running on an anti-globalization message.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part of tough proposals to restrict state services for foreigners.
“I’ve got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free,” Le Pen said.
“That’s finished now, it’s the end of playtime,” she told a conference in Paris in comments that provoked a storm of condemnation from the Socialist government.
Opinion polls suggest the leader of the National Front (FN) will finish second in next year’s presidential election, but she is hoping for new momentum after Donald Trump’s victory in the United States.
Let’s hope Trump implements these same policies here!