Marine Le Pen On TV she comes across as charming, charismatic, forceful, and passionately patriotic, but the question on everyone's minds is this, to what extent is she her father's daughter? Jean Le Pen is a known bigot, and racist, unashamedly so, more often than not getting into hot water with the French moral authorities and the legal system over throwaway remarks, the sort of bigoted comments made in the privacy of people's homes. In the public arena such comments come at a high cost, in Le Pen's case, over 180,000 euros for calling the Holocaust a 'detail' in history. Like father, like daughter, Marine's throwaway remarks have landed her no few enemies. MEP's called for her prosecution over the following remark.
I'm sorry, but some people are very fond of talking about the Second World War and about the occupation, so let's talk about occupation, because that is what is happening here. There are no tanks, no soldiers, but it is still an occupation, and it weighs on people.
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