Daily Mail

‘French Trump’ tackles Macron


A FAR-RIGHT firebrand last night launched his bid to oust Emmanuel Macron with a dramatic video claiming he would ‘save France’.

Nicknamed the ‘French Trump’, Eric Zemmour, a 63-year-old TV pundit-turned-politician, pictured, surged from nowhere to third place in the opinion polls for next year’s presidenti­al election with his hardline views on Islam and immigratio­n.

In the ten-minute video Mr Zemmour – the son of Algerian Jewish immigrants – sat behind a desk and spoke into an old-fashioned microphone, echoing the pose of wartime leader Charles De Gaulle.

‘It’s no longer the time to reform France, but to save it,’ he said.

The convicted racist and married father-of-three has dominated the headlines by sticking up a middle finger to a protester, pointing a rifle at reporter, and fathering a lovechild with his chief adviser, 28.

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