Frexit is France's version of Brexit, a return to nationalism and a repudiation of globalism, open borders, and the EU.
Marine Le Pen is the leading political figure for Frexit. The national election in France occurs on Sunday, April 23, 2017, with this issue at the forefront.
Former United States president Barack Obama took the unusual step of telephoning Le Pen's opponent, Emmanuel Macron, while President Donald Trump tweeted out comments hoping for an outcome that would improve the security in France and he stated that Le Pen was the strongest candidate on border and security issues.
- ↑ Starr, Penny (April 22, 2017). Obama ‘Gently Waded’ Back into Politics: Spoke on Phone with Left-Leaning Presidential Candidate Macron. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
- ↑ Tomlinson, Chris (April 21, 2017). Trump Touts Le Pen As ‘Strongest’ Candidate in French Presidential Race. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 21, 2017.