(Buzzfeed) Jean-Marie Le Pen, the larger-than-life founder of France's far-right Front National party, endorsed Donald Trump on his Twitter feed on Saturday.
"If I was American I would vote for Donald Trump," Le Pen tweeted. "May God protect him!"
Trump has often been compared to European far-right movements such as the Front National, with his mix of anti-immigrant rhetoric and economic populism seeming to mirror those movements more than anything else in American politics.
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Le Pen was the leader of the Front National from its founding in 1972 to 2011, when his daughter Marine took over. Marine Le Pen forced Jean-Marie Le Pen out of the party last year after Le Pen again made Holocaust-denying remarks, re-upping his famous 1987 comments about the Nazi gas chambers being a "detail of history."