Victor Chabert, edited by Gauthier Delomez 09:03, December 01, 2021

A few hours after his highly commented declaration of candidacy for the presidential election, Eric Zemmour was the guest on Tuesday of TF1's 8 p.m. newscast.

A tough interview with journalist Gilles Bouleau that the activists of the polemicist did not really appreciate.

Europe 1 went to the essayist's HQ. 


Whistles in the middle of the interview at Eric Zemmour's HQ.

Tuesday evening, a few hours after the highly commented officialization of the polemicist's candidacy for the 2022 presidential election, his activists followed the tough interview between their now candidate and the presenter of the 8 p.m. news from TF1, Gilles Bouleau.

In this room located in the very chic 8th arrondissement of Paris, the journalist of the Une is unanimous against him.

On the plateau, Éric Zemmour is on the defensive.


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"I am a candidate for the presidential election, so what I would like is that you ask me about my project and my status, not about what I wrote", replies the polemicist.

In his HQ, his supporters are convinced that he is the subject of special treatment.

"Mr. Bouleau, surprisingly, did not speak much of fact. Not a question about his project, his ideology. I am disappointed that Eric Zemmour could not develop further," explains one of his activists.

"Gilles Bouleau turned out to be a bad faith prosecutor"

The interview ended, a few tens of minutes later, the polemicist comes to greet his troops at HQ under standing ovations.

The opportunity to debrief this first interview as a candidate.

"If you saw all of Mr. Bouleau's interviews, you will see that in front of the others, he fades away. With me, he turned out to be a bad faith prosecutor. He did not do his job," says Eric. Zemmour.

The essayist was counting on this first solemn meeting to become president and speak to the French.

But not everything went as planned.

The next step for the neo-candidate arrives on Sunday, with his meeting at the Zénith in Paris.