Targeted by criticism concerning his remarks on children with disabilities and what he denounces as the “obsession with inclusion”, Éric Zemmour has seen old remarks on the subject unearthed by the newspaper Le Monde, which is not going to calm tensions down.
The controversy is far from over. Criticized candidate for the presidential election still waiting for his 500 signatures, Éric Zemmour has been chaining since the announcement of his entry into the race for the Elysée the controversies with remarks that challenge. The latest to date: those uttered against disabled children, last Friday, January 14, who should, according to him, integrate “specialized establishments”, denouncing “the obsession with inclusion” which is according to him “a bad manner done to other children and to those children who are, the poor, completely overwhelmed by other children”.
A speech that caused a reaction in the political sphere, both with Sophie Cluzel, Secretary of State in charge of Disability who denounced a “miserable vision” and “excluding” disability, that Valérie Pécresse, who castigated the “brutality” remarks by Éric Zemmour or Gilbert Montagné. And these have not finished making leaps, while The world has just unearthed, in the midst of controversy, remarks made several years ago by the former CNews reporter and columnist. “Concern about the integration of people with disabilities into society is not worthy of a president’s priorities“, thus quoted Apolline de Malherbe, who received on Tuesday January 18 the candidate of Reconquest!.
Éric Zemmour qualifies his remarks
“When Jacques Chirac made it one of his priorities, it was an objective worthy of a general council president.“, he then continued, as reported The world. In his defence, Éric Zemmour did not deny his remarks, but nevertheless qualified by explaining that a president must have “projects for France”, and then there is “a Prime Minister and ministers who deal with very important issues such as the disabled”. A few hours after the start of the controversy, the candidate, who was rebuffed by his camp, denounced in a video “diverted remarks” by “politicians” guilty according to him of “lies” and “of hypocrisy”.
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