Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Éric Zemmour “good friends”? Everyone has their own version of the story.

Mélenchon and Zemmour “good friends”? “I am not his friend,” replies the rebellious one

Mélenchon and Zemmour “good friends”? “I am not his friend,” replies the rebellious one

POLITICS – Emoji with a broken heart for Éric Zemmour. The former presidential candidate thought he was a “good friend” in the person of his former opponent Jean-Luc Mélenchon, but he is missed. “I am not his friend”scathing, categorically, the rebel leader on Sunday, March 19.

In his latest book I have not said my last word (Rubempré editions, March 2023), Éric Zemmour looks back on his relationship with Jean-Luc Mélenchon. He talks about exchanges between them during the presidential campaign and tells in particular that in the past he invited him to his birthday, where his rival went. “I have known Jean-Luc Mélenchon for a long time, thirty years. We were indeed good friends, now he would say the opposite, but it doesn’t matter »said the far-right leader on France 2 Saturday night.

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This is exactly what happened on set the next day High jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro. ‘I’m not his friend! I hate what he says! He conspires against the unity of our country. I am disgusted with this gross Islamophobia he constantly expresses! »replied the former deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône.

“At the time of the pie, he began to fire the cannon to his glory”

And since history is always a two-sided coin, Jean-Luc Mélenchon gave his version “crispier” from the famous birthday party. “Then, 20 or 30 years ago”the journalist from Figaro and the political leader “talking with each other”. Eric Zemmour was ” civilized, easily approachable. And then it’s a black foot, so for another black foot, we talk to each other,” recognizes Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

“One day he invites me to his birthday party. (…) I went there and there I said to myself: ‘This man is crazy’. For what? At the door stood grenadiers dressed in Napoleon’s uniform and when we brought the birthday cake he started firing the cannon to his glory. I told myself that he would never see me again and that something was wrong in his head. says the former LFI candidate.

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Moral of the story according to him? “Never go out for dinner, lunch or a birthday with a journalist, you risk finding him as a fascist candidate for an election”he summarizes.

In an interview given to Point on March 18, Eric Zemmour had also underlined his common ancestry with Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “ We come from the other side of the Mediterranean, that’s what counts. Even if we draw conflicting conclusions. » Undoubtedly their only point of agreement.

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