Could a controversial French politician promising much as Donald Trump did to rein in immigration win the French presidency? Populist politician Marine Le Pen, head of the National Front party, speaks to CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a ’60 Minutes’ report Sunday, March 5th at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
CBS (h/t Christian M) “FRANCE isn’t burkinis on the beach. France is Brigitte Bardot. THAT’S France!.” says Le Pen to Anderson Cooper.
Like President Trump, Marine Le Pen takes a hard line on Muslim immigration and champions the unemployed workers of France, who she says have been harmed by globalization. Her views have resonated within the French electorate. She wants to drastically reduce legal Muslim immigration and deport all illegal immigrants, and she says she would also like to ban conspicuous religious garb in public, including Muslim headbags.
Is she trying to “make France great again,” just as Donald Trump promised during the campaign to “make America great again?” asks Cooper. “Of, course,” she replies, “I’ve been saying so for many years.”