The French presidential election has come down to two candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, who will go head to head on May 7.
Last week on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck warned Americans to keep an eye on France, because voters had selected two extreme candidates. While Macron is a far-left socialist and not a good candidate, Glenn said that Le Pen was the far more dangerous option because she is a fascist who will promote nationalism and disrupt international relations by pulling France out of NATO.
A guest on Thursday’s episode gave an inside look at the election and what life is really like on the streets of Paris. Young Voices Advocates blogger Bill Wirtz, who is a law student at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France, said that Le Pen’s win seems unlikely according to the latest polls, but there’s always a chance for an upset.
“Anything can happen at this point,” Wirtz warned. “If there’s going to be a terrorist attack in Paris tomorrow, it could all change.”
Wirtz noted that voters in France’s major cities do not support Le Pen. “Marine Le Pen scored very badly in the big cities … in these cities, she didn’t even get 10 percent of the vote,” he said.
When it comes to reports that life in Paris is dangerous, Wirtz advised the audience to look at the bigger picture. He described how alt-right accounts will respond to him on Twitter, claiming, “Oh I was in Paris a few weeks ago, and it was horrible.” While there are some streets in Paris that pose a risk, they represent a small part of the city.
“There’s a lot of misinformation,” he concluded.