Macron angers the FN by calling the people of Noeux-les-Mines “drinkers and smokers”

On Friday the 13th, while traveling to Noeux-les-Mines, Macron pointed fingers at the sanitary and social problems encountered during the last decades in the mining basin, after the collapse of the sector. The analysis would’ve probably not taken place if the former minister of Economy didn’t show interest to these problems, but Macron evoked, in the crowd, “a lot of smoking and drinking” in this sector.

“A social contempt”

There was not much needed to trigger the anger of mayor Steeve Briois. He denounced the “contempt of class” manifested by candidate Macron.

Facing these accuses on the recent declarations, the “En Marche!” movement’s team decided to rely on statistics. Pierre Le Texier, a member of Macron’s digital team, published a “Baromètre Santé” from 2010, showing an augmented consume of alcohol by 15 to 75 year-olds. He also added, in a message to the Vice President of the Front National “What social contempt? This is the health reality. But telling the truth is not your thing, I get that”.

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