Donald Trump Predicts ‘Big Effect’ on Marine Le Pen Presidential Run in France

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President Donald Trump predicted that Thursday’s terrorist attack in France would directly affect the results of the presidential election.

“Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not take much more of this,” he wrote on Twitter. “Will have a big effect on presidential election!”

One police officer was killed and two others were wounded after a gunman opened fire on them in the street just two days before the French start voting in the first round of the presidential election.

Nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen called for the French president to restore border controls to help secure the country and either expel or detain suspected Islamic radicals.

“Because our country is at war, the response must be global, total,” she said, according to Bloomberg.

Islamic State terrorists have claimed responsibility for the shooting.


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