Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower

Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower
Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower
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14 January, 2017

Photos showed Le Pen sitting in the lobby of Donald Trump's Manhattan building on Thursday, having a meeting with three unidentified men.

Marine Le Pen is paying an unofficial visit to NY less than four months before the elections in the country, Bloomberg reports.

However, asked whether she was there to meet Trump and whether she was there in a professional or personal capacity, she declined to answer. But Le Pen showing up at Trump Tower certainly looks a fitting - if possibly depressing - signifier of the new world order we're now in.

Ms. Le Pen, a leader of the National Front, topped recent polls in France's presidential race.

Le Pen has sought to burnish her credentials with foreign appearances.

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Le Pen recently secured another €6 million from a company owned by her fire-brand father Jean-Marie Le Pen. A subsequent pool report has identified one of the men with LePen as her partner and another as George Lombardi of a self-described "grassroots" group called Citizens for Trump that was not formally affiliated with the Trump campaign. "We do not communicate about private visits". She's just using her "private visit" to NY to have coffee in the charming, slightly damp environs of the Trump Tower basement, they told Bloomberg.

With Le Pen now just weeks away from launching her official campaign at the start of February, the Front National leader is gearing up her pitch to the French electorate.

Lombardi has been described by the Politico website as an informal fixer for people hoping to meet U.S. presidential-elect and lives in an apartment a few floors below Trump's penthouse suite. When high level European leaders seek an audience with the U.S. president-elect, Politico reports that he is the man they often go through.

However, a Trump aide told CNN that Le Pen was not meeting with Trump or any member of the president-elect's transition team.


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