‘I would like a mother of the French!’ — Model and politician Delphine Wespiser endorses Le Pen for presidency

Delphine Wespiser poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Aline' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
By Kristýna Čtvrtlíková
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French model and politician Delphine Wespiser opposed radio host Yassine Belattar on Wednesday and showed her preference for Marine Le Pen in the upcoming presidential election second round.

During a debate on the Touche pas à mon poste French television talk show, Wespiser refuted claims that a vote for Le Pen is a vote for the far-right.

Belettar, who indicated that he would vote for Emmanuel Macron, believing that it was unthinkable to see the extreme right in power, was confronted by Wespiser during the debate on his propensity to compare Le Pen to her father.

“You stay on something before when you say: OK, it is Marine, but her name is Le Pen. Be careful. It is not her father like you, you are not your parents. We do not. It is not the same. That is why she cut off a little with her father because he was him, she was something else,” said the former Miss France.

“You can see it when you look at her or listen to her. She offers something else. She has worked, she has a form of benevolence. Today, people have the right to vote for someone other than Emmanuel Macron, who has had his day,” Wespiser continued.

“He had five years to show us what he could do. Today, at the exit, the result is that more than 60 percent of French people do not want to renew, and yet people do not dare because there are people like you who say ‘especially not the far right.’ National Front is not the National Rally, it has changed a lot because everyone can evolve”, Wespiser added, praising certain qualities of Le Pen.

Cyril Hanouna then asked her about the forum of athletes who recently promoted Everything but Marine Le Pen.

“I would like to have a president, a mother of the French, who brings together, protects with a female sensitivity. We know very well that men talk a lot and do not do things all the time. A woman is a mother who does things,” Wespiser explained.

“You were Miss France. Would you have accepted the idea that Miss France represents part of the French and turns her back on the others?” Belatter quipped in response. “I think you must understand that we are a country that is not in agreement. I tell you this in a friendly way because we know. You cannot tell people that Marine Le Pen is the mother of France.”

Wespiser hit back with enthusiasm, telling Belatter he couldn’t say Marine Le Pen is the devil.

The second round of the elections occurs on April 24, when the French will again have to choose between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Fabrice Di Vizio spoke in a recent episode of the mentioned talk show about his fierce intention to block the current president. Other personalities, like Myriam Palomba, have also shown their wish to be in this wannabe movement called Everything but Macron.

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