- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Marine Le Pen, the leader of French conservative party National Front, said Wednesday that a Hillary Clinton presidency in the United States would lead to war and devastation worldwide.

“For France, anything is better than Hillary Clinton,” Ms. Le Pen said in an interview with CNN’s Hala Gorani. “Anything but Hillary Clinton. Because I think Hillary Clinton means war. Hillary Clinton means devastation. It means world instability.”

Ms. Le Pen compared herself to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and praised him for going after his party’s “establishment.”

“We are similar because we are not part of the establishment, we are not part of the system, and we do not depend on anybody and we don’t take orders from anyone,” she said.

Ms. Le Pen endorsed Mr. Trump in July in an interview with the French paper Le Parisien, CNN reported. She has previously called Mrs. Clinton a “danger to world peace” and “the worst choice out there” for American voters.

The former leader of the National Front and Ms. Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has also declared his support for Mr. Trump.

“If I were American, I’d vote Donald Trump … but God bless him!” he tweeted in February.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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