Her manifesto, published alongside her kick-off and described by the Independent as “heavily protectionist,” includes 144 commitments such as “curbing several rights to French citizens only, while building new prisons, hiring thousands of police, and leaving NATO’s integrated command.” 

Le Pen, the Independent reports, “wants to restrict universal rights including free education to French citizens, while making it harder to gain citizenship, limit migration to a net annual total of 10,000, and deport all foreign convicts and anyone under investigation for ‘links with radical Islam.'”

But Trump’s efforts to halt immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations have been met with fierce public opposition and have been temporarily halted by the U.S. court system.

And for all the U.S. president’s populist promises to “drain the swamp” of government corruption, his policies, such as rolling back Wall Street regulations, and personnel appointments indicate that he is merely “a fraud,” a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently charged.

Thus far, the majority of polls show Le Pen “winning the first round of France’s presidential election on 23 April but losing the run-off vote in May,” the Independent noted. “Her supporters, buoyed by the FN’s move into the mainstream amid rising Euroscepticism, anti-immigration sentiment, and terror fears, have been heartened by the shock votes for Brexit and Donald Trump.”

Reporting on the latest polling on Monday, Reuters wrote:

Meanwhile, Socialist candidate Benoît Hamon—known as the “Bernie Sanders of France”—is polling at 15.5 percent, down from 18 percent on Feb. 1.

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