Eric Zemmour gives up keeping his weekly columns in Le Figaro and Le Figaro Magazine in order to focus on promoting France has not said its last word, which will be released in mid-September. “I’m going to meet the French to present them my new book,” tweeted the polemicist on Wednesday.
The editorial director of Figaro, Alexis Brézet, confirmed that Eric Zemmour would no longer ensure these two meetings “until the end of the promotion of his book”. “He was leaving for unpaid leave,” effective from Wednesday, he said.
In June, Alexis Brézet assured his troops that Eric Zemmour should withdraw from the Figaro if he were to run for president. If this candidacy materializes, “the leave is intended to be extended,” added the editorial director.
Eric Zemmour himself published his essay, which the publisher Albin Michel did not want to publish, citing the author’s desire to make it “a key element of his candidacy.”
If he has never openly declared himself a candidate, the columnist has the support of the association Les Amis d’Eric Zemmour, which recently claimed to have received “a hundred” sponsorships of elected officials for 2022.
Persecuted multiple times for his remarks, the polemicist must be tried again on September 8 for “incitement to discrimination” and “racial insults” after having qualified unaccompanied minor migrants as “thieves”, “murderers” and “Rapists” on CNews in September 2020.