“I’m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don’t have to run for office,” the former president said in announcing his support for French centrist Emmanuel Macron, “but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about.”
France will hold a runoff election between Emmanuel and a far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen on Sunday. Marine Le Pen also received the support of Donald Trump. Mr. Obama said he chose to support Emmanuel because “the success of France matters to the entire world”.
Mr. Macron posted the Obama’s video support on Twitter.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 4, 2017
Donald Trump is not even president, but world leaders are watching the Republican joker and the process we call the 2016 Presidential election led by said joker, Donald Trump. And world leaders are apparently not fans of the donald.
“Mr. Trump is so stupid, my God,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, standing next to new London Mayor Sadiq Khan, said this week when asked about Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, has been criticizing Trump for days over the New York billionaire’s idea, saying it would prevent him from visiting the U.S.
Trump indicated Monday he could provide an exception for the mayor, which Khan dismissed, saying it’s not “just about me” and blasting Trump for having “ignorant” views of Islam.
Trump announced his plan for the temporary ban in December amid increased fears of terrorism, though has stood by his proposal in recent days since becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
Thank God he wasn’t in America. With his crazy mindset, he could have easily picked up a gun at your friendly neighborhood gun store and committed another episode of mass murder.
The teacher said he had been attacked while alone in a classroom in Aubervilliers, a suburb of Paris.
But prosecutors said he had wounded himself with a box cutter and was now being questioned as to why he lied.
France remains on high alert following the terror attacks in Paris on 13 November that left 130 people dead.
The 45-year-old teacher – who has not been named – has been treated in hospital for superficial wounds to his side and neck.
According to his account, a man had attacked him with a box cutter at about 07:10 (06:10 GMT) on Monday and had shouted: “This is for Daesh [Islamic State]. It’s a warning”.
The death toll in Paris just went up from 129 to 132, as reported by CNN. Among the 352 people wounded in the multiple terrorist attacks on Friday, 99 of those injuries classified as “serious.”
The radical Islāmic terrorist group, ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attacks, carried out by 8 terrorists, 7 of whom have already been killed. The man-hunt is now on for the 8th terrorist.
Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, is a suspect in the attack. His Syrian passport was found on the body of one of the suicide bombers.
The initial reporting of the terrorist attack in Paris stated that as many as 46 people killed and 100 others taken hostage. And as the story progressed, it is always the hope that that number will decrease and those originally feared dead would be found alive. Hope has failed us tonight as the number of innocent people killed has ballooned upwards past 100 to as many as 120 killed.
French television and news services quoted the police as saying that around 100 people had been killed at a concert site where hostages had been held during a two-hour standoff with the police, and that perhaps dozens of others had been killed in apparently coordinated attacks outside the country’s main sports stadium and four or five other popular locations in the city. But estimates on the total number of dead varied.
Witnesses on French television said the scene at the concert hall, which can seat as many as 1,500 people, was a massacre, describing how gunmen with automatic weapons shot bursts of bullets into the crowd. Ambulances were seen racing back and forth in the area into the early hours of Saturday.
Television reports said at least five assailants had been killed: three at the concert hall as the police assaulted the building, and two near the sports stadium. It was unclear whether other attackers were still on the loose early Saturday.
As the terrorist attacks on Paris unfolds, President Obama offered this statement to the people of France and to the America public, saying that America is “prepared and ready” to provide assistance to France.
“This is an attack not just on Paris. It’s an attack not just on the people of France. But this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share,” he said.
The incident happened in France on Tuesday, right before a championship game between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. The footage, obtained by The Guardian, shows a black man trying to board a train and being denied access by self admitted “racists.”
“We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it!”
Chelsea released a statement calling the incident “abhorrent” and had “no place in football or society”. And pledged to “support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members, the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.”
French prosecutors are investigating.