The niece of failed far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a gathering of American conservatives Thursday that France was in danger of becoming ‘the little niece of Islam’ because of immigration.
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, making her debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference, hit on many of the same themes found in one of President Trump’s stump speeches – saying she was fully supportive of ‘America First’ – while suggesting the French were worse off thanks to the European Union.
‘No France is not free today,’ she said. ‘The French are not free to choose their policies, on economic, immigration, and even diplomacy. Our freedom is in the hands of the European Union.’