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Le Pen throws debate insults just like Trump

Evan Vucci, Michel Spingler / AP

French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron faced off last night in a heated debate in need of trigger warnings for Americans still haunted by our own presidential debates. Le Pen's debating and insulting style is reminiscent of Trump.

Nationalism:

  • Le Pen: "Unlike you, I want a strong France in Europe."
  • Trump: "I will make American great again."

Strength and control:

  • Le Pen: "Not only you don't have any plan [to fight terrorism] but you are complacent towards Islamists.''
  • Trump: "Secretary Clinton doesn't want to use a few words: Law and order."