Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Thousands of supporters gave embattled French presidential candidate François Fillon and his wife a standing ovation at a rally on Sunday, in a show of support after his campaign was thrown off track by allegations of misuse of public funds. Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchainé reported on Wednesday that Penelope Fillon had been paid thousands […]

‘America needs your energy,’ Clinton tells supporters in comments on election loss

‘America needs your energy,’ Clinton tells supporters in comments on election loss

Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat on Wednesday evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era. In remarks that were equal parts pep talk and funeral dirge, Clinton encouraged her backers to “never, ever give up.” “I know this isn’t easy. I […]

Hardcore Hollande supporters may block president’s re-election bid

Hardcore Hollande supporters may block president’s re-election bid

  With six months to go before next year’s French presidential election, faith in France’s beleaguered leader François Hollande has plunged to a new all-time low, prompting fierce resistance to a potential re-election bid – even within his own party. Since 2013, Hollande has suffered some of the lowest approval ratings of any post-war president […]

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has sharpened his allegations that the US presidential election is rigged in his rival’s favour. In some parts of rural Illinois, FRANCE 24 finds many of his supporters believe Trump. Evelyn and Merle Hays are casting their ballots – for Trump — in the town of Paris, Illinois. Early voting […]

Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she was wrong to put half of Donald Trump’s supporters in a “basket of deplorables,” saying many are hard-working Americans. Less than 24 hours after she made the statement at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said “I regret saying ‘half’ – that was wrong.” But she argued that […]

Sanders calls for supporters to rally behind Clinton at DNC

Sanders calls for supporters to rally behind Clinton at DNC

Vanquished White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday told a riven and lively Democratic convention that his rival Hillary Clinton must win the US presidential election in November. To cheers and some boos, Sanders said that “based on her ideas and her leadership,” Clinton was a better choice than Republican nominee Donald Trump and that […]