France’s populist National Front is considering copying U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban if Marine Le Pen is elected president in May.
Steeve Briois, a leading member on Le Pen’s campaign team, said the party is open to following Trump’s lead and temporarily ban immigration from select countries in the Middle East. (RELATED: Several Western Countries Give Preference To Christian Refugees)
“Why not? We not living in the word of Care Bears anymore. We are in a horrible world,” Briois told AFP Monday. “It is true that the United States is also a target for jihadists, so if Trump wants to protect it by forbidding the arrival of these people from these countries, he is free to do that. Obviously it is unfortunate for those who have nothing to do with that.”
Le Pen hasn’t commented on whether or not she would introduce similar laws. She defended Trump’s executive order over the weekend, saying the only reason people are fed up with his policies is because he’s following up on his campaign promises. (RELATED: Marine Le Pen Spotted At Trump Tower During ‘Private Visit’ To NYC)
A poll released Monday puts Le Pen in the lead with 25 percent support. Polls still put her far behind conservative candidate Francois Fillon in a run-off battle.
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