Elisabeth Borne attacked Sunday May 28 at the National Rally (RN), attracting the wrath of Marine Le Pen. “I do not believe at all in the normalization of the National Rally. I think you shouldn’t trivialize your ideas, your ideas are always the same. So now, the National Rally is putting the forms in it, but I continue to think that it is a dangerous ideology, ”said the Prime Minister in an interview with Radio J.
The RN, heir to Pétain? “Yes, also, heir to Pétain, absolutely,” replied the Prime Minister, daughter of a Holocaust survivor. What about Marine Le Pen? “I have never heard Marine Le Pen denounce what the historical positions of her party may have been and I think that a change of name does not change the ideas, the roots”, judged the Prime Minister about the party name change in 2018, from FN to RN.
Asked about the possibility of a victory for the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen in the presidential election of 2027, the head of government expressed her concern: “I fear that everything is possible. (…) By dint of trivialization, it is a real threat. »
Elisabeth Borne also judged that there was “an obvious proximity” between the RN and Vladimir Poutine. “If (Marine Le Pen) wants to rewrite history, we don’t have to fall into this trap. This proximity exists and cannot be erased, ”she assured, while the former president of the RN defended herself this week from any “Russian tropism” before a parliamentary commission of inquiry.
“Infamous and unworthy” remarks
The person concerned quickly replied: the words of the head of government are “infamous and unworthy”. “They are not acceptable with regard to the first opposition party, its 88 deputies, its thousands of elected officials and the millions of French people it represents”, she launched on Twitter. Party president Jordan Bardella also denounced “serious, misleading and insulting remarks” which “dirty the millions of French people who vote for the RN”.
“Élisabeth Borne is both uneducated, unworthy and incapable”, also crushed the deputy RN Sébastien Chenu, pointing out that among the founders of the movement are resistance fighters. Marine Le Pen is “not the heiress of Pétain, don’t laugh, the party has changed”, assured BFMTV the mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard.