Trump presidency ‘good news’ for the world, says controversial French author Houellebecq

Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, “America is no longer the world’s leading power,” he said, adding: This is “good news for the rest of the world”.

Despite commending Trump for his first two years in office, Houellebecq admitted he also empathized “with the shame many Americans (and not only ‘New York intellectuals’) feel.”

“On the personal level, he is, of course, pretty repulsive.” [ . . . ]

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French papers react to Trump win: ‘American Psycho’ 

It’s all about Donald Trump’s election win in the French papers this Thursday. Left-wing daily Libération makes its stance clear by headlining with “American Psycho” and a sinister photo of the US president-elect. Many papers are also wondering what implications Trump’s shock victory could have on the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections here in France.

 

Source: French papers react to Trump win: ‘American Psycho’ – France 24