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"This time, Sarkozy went all out – targeting Islam and immigrants, promising to limit the French nationality rights of children born of foreign parents, saying that the only true ancestors of France were the Gauls, insisting that children who don’t eat pork should lose their special school dinner options and instead eat chips. Sarkozy turned his attentions to a victorious Donald Trump, attempting to style himself as a similar anti-elite figure and promising to rail against the politically correct."
Divisive and conquered, Sarkozy bows out of a race that has a long way to go
His extreme campaign, during which he took a ferociously hard line on topics such as national identity, will leave its mark on the rest of the presidential race
THEGUARDIAN.COM|DE ANGELIQUE CHRISAFIS