Zemmour indignant after his comments on disabled children, he explains

POLITICS – “Scandalous”, “pitiful”, “an insult”… This Saturday, January 15, the far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour is unanimously against him after declaring on Friday that he wanted to educate students in situation in disability in “specialized” establishments.

Friday, during a discussion with teachers committed to his cause in Honnecourt-sur-Escaut (North), the former journalist explained “to think that we actually need specialized establishments, except for people with slight disabilities of course”.

“I think the obsession with inclusion is a bad way for children and for those children who are, the poor, completely overwhelmed by other children, and for teachers,” he continued. And to add: “I think we need specialized teachers who take care of it.”

“Not to put them aside but to take better care of them”

What cause indignation. “By this pitiful statement illustrates once again + his rejection of differences”, for example tweeted the Secretary of State for People with Disabilities Sophie Cluzel. “Of course it’s complicated, but it’s really the honor of France to be able to educate these children with the others, in the middle of the others”, she completed on BFMTV, saying to herself “very angry and dismayed” by the words of Eric Zemmour.

“Zemmour is the man of segregation”, added PS senator Rachid Temal, while the communist presidential candidate Fabien Roussel said his refusal of the “apartheid society” defended according to him by the extreme candidate law.

The leader of LR deputies, Damien Abad, himself with a disability, denounced “scandalous” comments and “segregation on all floors”. “Yes, we must be obsessed with inclusion. I ask for a public apology”, he launched on Twitter.

Faced with the outcry, Éric Zemmour qualified his remarks this Saturday January 15 in Villers-Cotterêts (Aisne). “Of course, there are cases where putting them in an ordinary establishment is a good thing because it allows them to progress, to socialize. And then there are other cases, real, more numerous than is said where it is a suffering for these children “disabled, according to him.

“What I meant was that I don’t want the obsession with inclusion to deprive us and lead us to neglect the need for specialized institutions,” he continued. “I think it’s an ideological position, as always. We decided it was best to put everyone together. I don’t think so”, “not to put them away but to take better care of them”.

The presidential candidate then called for “taking into account the particular cases” of each child, with possibilities of “bridges” between “specialized establishments” and “ordinary”.

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