Marine Le Pen In New York For Unexpected Visit, May Meet Trump

Tyler Durden's picture

The leader of the French National Front Marine Le Pen, who according to a recent poll, has regained the lead in the first round vote of this year's French presidential election as the momentum of her main challenger Fillon has fizzled, is in New York on an unannounced visit less than four months before the election, according to a senior campaign official cited by Bloomberg. "Le Pen, who leads in the latest opinion poll for the presidency, is making a private visit to New York, her campaign chief of staff, David Rachline, said in a text-message exchange. He declined to say if she would meet publicly with President-elect Donald Trump or anyone from his entourage."

“It’s not on her public agenda,” Rachline said, when asked if she planned a meeting with Trump or officials close to him. “We don’t communicate about private visits.”

While it was not confirmed that Le Pen, who is set to launch her official campaign on Feb. 4 in a meeting with supporters in the French city of Lyon, will meet with Trump it is likely. She has repeatedly said she was supportive of Trump’s policies for the U.S. and called him “a sign of hope” for European anti-establishment politicians in a press conference this month.

Trump has met on several occasions with Nigel Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, most recently in December.

What would the motive behind such a meeting be? Besides the usual pleasntries, it is possible that Le Pen will seek a loan from the US president-elect. Recall that as reported last month, "the National Front leader is struggling to raise the €20 million ($21 million) she needs to fund the French presidential and legislative campaigns in 2017 after the party’s Russian lender failed."

This past July, the Central Bank of Russia revoked the license of the National Front’s Moscow-based lender First Czech Russian Bank OOO and Le Pen's party has still to find another backer, according to treasurer Wallerand de Saint Just. Saint Just said he’s seeking international financiers in countries including Russia because French banks have refused to fund his party.


In a phone interview with Bloomberg, Saint Just said that “the loss of the FCRB was a hard blow for us" adding that “the Russia loan was a stable resource. Now we are still searching for loans.”

That said, the optics of Trump funding a frontrunng for the French presidency would be even worse than Le Pen appealing to Putin for more cash. Which is precisely why Trump may end up doing it.

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BaBaBouy's picture

Nice, Good Move...

Laddie's picture

She threw her own father under the bus for the Tribe.
And then the Tribe's French bankers will NOT GIVE HER A LOAN!
There is a better looking and better FRENCHWoman than this sow.

philipat's picture

She should probably avoid being alone in her Hotel room with male cleaning staff to avoid a repeat of a Strauss-Kahn type frame up by the establishment?


Laddie's picture

I don't think she has to worry about that.
This girl is the real deal:
Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 26 with grandfather Jean-Marie Le Pen

She is really beautiful and she is VERY pro-French and keeping France FRENCH. Marine is too interested in POWER for its own sake and what she did to her own father WHO STARTED the NF is a disgrace.

Son of Loki's picture

She is one of the few shining lights of Europe who may be able to save them.

jaxville's picture

  There was no framing DS Kahn.  The guy was a verified pile of shit as French finance minister.  He was caught stealing students insurance funds.  What he did in that room was normal behavior for him.  Honey pot? Maybe but he danced right into it. 

  I don't know why people try to make excuses for him and act as though he was on the brink of outlawing credit currency and bringing back the gold standard.  A truly disgusting man and typical of what we can expect from internationalists.

BrownCoat's picture

"There is a better looking and better FRENCH Woman"

@ Laddie,

Yes! Her neice Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. Although I don't think Marine is ugly. I do think your comment is crude and crass. Would you disparage a male for his looks?  
Far better to discuss issues than resort to name calling. 

Laddie's picture

I confess to politically incorrect discussion of women's looks.
Just not modern enough I fear...

gaoptimize's picture

I think she looks like what every woman of her age and accomplishments should aspire to look like.  I wish women would stay fertile forever so I could have babies with valkyrie like her.

Killdo's picture

this is a bad pic of her - I think she is cute and more importantly brave and intelligent and not a puppet like most politicians nowadays. 

A real woman and a real patriot - unlike our own skanky, parasitic, Stalininst pigg ass-ugly psychopath Hitlery

jaxville's picture

  Hey..... Please quit insulting Hitler.

Rich Stoehner's picture

Just another stupid bitch

williambanzai7's picture

What a way to introduce yourself.

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen is where she oughtta be, yeahhh that's the ticket

ohcanada's picture

Ahhh ! I Always like to start my day by reading some abject crappy comment. Perks me up ! 

Mimir's picture

You are right, but Anglo-saxon idiots aroun here, have obviously not understood it yet. 

Vinividivinci's picture you takin about ?
On 2nd thought...who gives a fuck what you meant.
You can "saxon" this anglo's dick, anytime, biatch !

Vinividivinci's picture

Should'nt talk about yo mamma like dat !

boattrash's picture

Oh God, get ready for the CNN Headline "Trump Reportedly Caught Fucking Le Pen".

EhKnowKneeMass's picture

Or Le Pen "showers" praise on Trump

EhKnowKneeMass's picture

Hey Tyler, have you stopped allowing RanSquawk from publishing their daily updates on ZH?

Cruel Joke's picture

You go girl. And may the force of all that is good in Europe be with you in the May election!

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Israel is a Jewish State = okay

France is the homeland of the French people = racism

watch this (its short. and amazing):

In every major paper 'far right' and even 'racist' will precede her name in exactly the way it does not for Israeli politicians, even if they literally call for ethnic cleansing and genocide.


Crimea votes to rejoin Russia after an anti-Russian coup
= sanctions

Israel bombs schools, hospitals, power stations, un posts, and bulldozes native Arab homes to build jew only racial colonies =

billions in taxes stolen from Americans.

Killdo's picture

great video - I sent it to my French friends and family

Stan522's picture

Kiss his ring la Pen.....

Vinividivinci's picture

Downvoting anyone who disses Trump or Le Pen !

me or you's picture

They should talk about NATO disabling. 

just the tip's picture

why are you bringing a penis into this discussion?

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

You're sitting on a damned GOLD MINE, Trebek!

im-a-nut-job's picture

Over to give goldilocks a golden shower.

pacrim888's picture

If Marine is elected or the FN gets 30% in the parliament, the Globalists, the NWO will have a real problem to achieve their goal. France's relations with Russia will improve and illegal immigration will be dealt with harshly.
Vas y Marine !

Mimir's picture

"30% of the Parliament", you are round the bent ! 

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

Orangey your not going to get this chick to piss in your hair. she is just coming over for Pizza.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Populists and nationalists are globalists too. We recognize and support our soulmates overseas.


We are the kind of globalist who respects borders and national sovereignity, but are uninterested in playing superhero global cop around the world.

whatamaroon's picture

Trump should do what hitlery and ohnevermind did, give money to defeat a candidate, Like Netanyahoo eg.

Vinividivinci's picture

If Trump and Le Pen had a child, it'd be called Le Trump.
Vive Le Trump !

BarkingCat's picture

If I were her I would not be traveling anywhere, with the exception of some totalitarian countries that can guarantee her safety.

Skiprrrdog's picture

The frog comes to NYC... its the 'golden shower in the tower'...

Gen. Ripper's picture

I'd vote her in just for that hot assed niece of hers. Seriously tho, how in the hell is she going to do anything with the muslim invaders?

StreetObserver's picture

"We need more women in high political office".

"Oh no!, Not that one, not Sarah Pain, we need Hillary! Sob, waahhhh!"