A top official in France's Socialist Party was expelled today days after tweeting an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron.
Gerard Filoche, a member of the Socialists' national bureau, claims to have written the tweet out of "negligence", but the party's National Office voted unanimously to exclude him in his absence.
"The National Office has voted for the exclusion of Gerard Filoche. He can no longer speak on behalf of the Socialist Party, nor be a member," party coordinator Rachid Temal said at a press conference.
"Gerard Filoche is no longer a member of the Socialist Party. He is excluded."
He added: "It is not possible for a socialist leader to write an anti-Semitic tweet."
Filoche's post on Friday showed Macron with his arms outstretched over the Earth, wearing what appears to be a Nazi armband but with the swastika replaced by a dollar sign.
"On the move towards global chaos," the caption reads, a reference to Macron's En Marche ("On ...
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