Francois Hollande's former partner says that France's socialist president hates the poor, in her potentially explosive memoirs she penned after the collapse of their relationship earlier this year.
In Merci Pour Ce Moment ('Thank You For This Moment') Valérie Trierweiler claims that, in private, the leftist leader refers to the less wealthy with scorn, calling them "the toothless".
"He portrays himself as a man who does not like the rich. In reality, the president does not like the poor," Trierweiler wrote. "He, the man of the left, calls them 'the toothless', very proud of his humour."
In another passage leaked to French media ahead of the book' s publication, which is scheduled for tomorrow, the France's former first lady wrote that he expressed dislike for her working-class parents.Tell us something we didn't already know, Valerie.