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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:15 AM

French president endorses Hillary Clinton, attacks Donald Trump

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/30/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-francois-hollande-france/86552272/

I may not be a huge fan of Hollande, but he's spot on with this.

Foreign leaders have made no secret of their disdain for Donald Trump — and now French President Francois Hollande has made it explicit, endorsing Hillary Clinton for the White House.

"The best thing the Democrats can do is to get Hillary Clinton elected," Hollande wrote in a column for a French newspaper, according to a translation by Politico.

Trump, meanwhile, offers slogans that are "barely different from the extreme right in Europe and in France," and electing him “would complicate relations between Europe and the U.S.," Hollande wrote.

It is unusual for a foreign leader to make such an explicit endorsement in a U.S. presidential election.


When even foreign Heads of State endorse the all-but-official nominee before her primary opponent does, one truly has to wonder about that opponent's motives. If anything, leverage is being sapped away. But that's his problem, not hers. She'll be just fine.

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Reply French president endorses Hillary Clinton, attacks Donald Trump (Original post)
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 OP
DesertRat Jul 2016 #1
Cha Jul 2016 #2
Thinkingabout Jul 2016 #3
ladym55 Jul 2016 #4
Her Sister Jul 2016 #9
liberalnarb Jul 2016 #5
Her Sister Jul 2016 #6
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #7
Her Sister Jul 2016 #8
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #10

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:24 AM

1. That's cool

And your last paragraph says it all.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:52 AM

2. We're doing our best President Hollande.. been working on for over a year now.

Mahalo, BlueMT~

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:21 PM

3. It is becoming evident there are questions ask about Trump by foreign leaders which are not

commentary of his actions, and even some long time republicans are backing away from Trump. He is a problem, out of control child like, it may be funny in certain corners but does not produce a leader we need as president.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:15 PM

4. Trump is scary

I think President Hollande is thinking about what life would be like with a vulgar talking yam (thank you, Charlie Pierce) as leader of the free world. Who wants that clueless and petulant child with his fragile ego and volatile temperament with his little fingers near the nuclear codes?

Just yesterday the Trump made some comment about a plane flying overhead as being Mexico attacking us. I expect that all of Europe is uneasy about this election in the US.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:19 PM

9. Sounds like Trump would like to provoke our neighbors!

 

Awful!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:47 PM

5. Trump has international support too. Putin, Kim Jong Un, and ISIS all love him!

 

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:05 PM

6. I heard someone say that "the international world is watching us & what we think is an election

 

for them it's actually an IQ test"

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:06 PM

7. I would laugh if that

were not so painfully true.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:10 PM

8. Gotta read Cha's OP she posted: Some Scottish official letter to Trump Jr.

 

"THIS is absolutely the most awesome letter I have ever read!"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1107172323

Fun to read foreigners' reactions, like the French President you posted!

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 05:12 AM

10. I did and

it was!

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