He's been called racist and dangerous, and he's running for president of France

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2021
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Éric Zemmour does not mind comparisons to Donald Trump. 

“We are not the same but we have points in common,” the far-right TV pundit, who Tuesday declared his candidacy for French president, told NBC News at a recent book signing outside Lyon. “He is very American and I am very French, almost to the point of being a caricature.” 

In fact, a central plank of his political vision echoes Trump’s “Make America Great Again” message: “I want a French France,” he has said. 

Slight and charismatic Zemmour, whose parents were French Algerian Jews, may be very French,...

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