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Glenn Beck: You need to care about the French presidential election

Glenn Beck: You need to care about the French presidential election

On Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck gave an analysis of the presidential horse race in France and discussed why there isn’t a happy ending in the country’s future.

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is battling it out with right-wing extremist Marine Le Pen for the presidency. The two remaining presidential candidates will go head to head in a runoff on May 7.

Glenn warned that Americans need to keep an eye on France because it has one of the world's top 10 economies, and if far-right candidate Le Pen wins, the markets will likely become unstable.

Also, if Le Pen wins, France could leave the EU, and she has said that the country should pull out of NATO.

“What you should watch for is what is happening in France and take notes because it is a warning,” Glenn said.

The election results showed that 40 percent of the French people would vote for a candidate on the extreme end of the political spectrum, Glenn explained. He described Le Pen as a die-hard fascist, while Macron is a communist.

“Forty percent of France said ‘I’ve had it,’ " Glenn described. “The radical left and the radical right. People are beginning to cry out because they are sick of being lied to by the politicians. They want someone to make it stop. They want a strong man who will put everything out and start again.”

The French people are tired of being lied to and told that borders and sovereignty are not important; that the collective should be emphasized over the individual; that massive debt is good; and that jihadist terrorists have no connection to Islam, Glenn asserted.

While some of that awareness is a good development, people who are ready to shake up the government can be very dangerous.

“People in the West are waking from their coma,” Glenn said. “The problem is this is seldom a peaceful process, especially in Europe and the Middle East. … We certainly don’t want Le Pen, but I’m struggling to find a happy ending here.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and watch "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" live weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

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