ok Macron's recent speech on Africa is pretty convincing that he's a POS. Still better than Le Pen, but.
France's newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, when asked in a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg why there was no Marshall plan for Africa, explained that Africa had "civilisational" problems. He added that part of the challenge facing the continent was the countries that "still have seven to eight children per woman".
Still, a better leader than trump.
Hard to outdo Trump for fail.
Mr Macron, France's youngest leader since Napoleon, is pushing through controversial plans to strip away workers' rights and labour market regulations.. . .The early months of the president's administration have also been tarnished with allegations of financial irregularities among members of his government, as well as planned cuts to housing support for people on low-incomes.
in more detail: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/france-rethinks-romance-macron-popularity-sinks-49061858turns out that "not a nazi" doesn't actually provide a mandate for a "jupiterian" quasi-monarchical turn in government, huh!
The government also launched the labor reforms that were central to Macron's campaign promise to boost France's lagging economy through pro-free market policies. Changes would include capping the potential financial penalties for companies sued for firing employees and giving businesses greater leeway to set workplace rules instead of relying on collective bargaining agreements.
Labor unions and France's far-left parties are fighting the reforms, saying they would weaken hard-won worker protections. Critics also resent the way Macron is trying to speed their approval. The government is invoking a special procedure to avoid a lengthy debate in parliament.Daniel Fasquelle, a lawmaker from the conservative The Republicans party denounced Macron for what he called the "will to weaken all opposition" and for refusing to give interviews. Except for carefully choreographed photo opportunities, the president has distanced himself from the media. He canceled the traditional Bastille Day television interview.
le pen's gonna win next time, lol