The key moment in Donald Trump's mold-breaking election campaign actually came very early on. This was when he was "Pepe'ed," to become an invincible viral frog meme.
Now the same process of meme-weaponization seems to be underway in France, where the civic nationalist Front National candidate for President, Marine Le Pen, has undergone a similar potent transformation, becoming "Le Pepe" in a multiplicity of meme magic, as the examples below show.
|Borders are now important everywhere.|
|Heroic frogs instead of "surrender monkeys."|
|Fashy French fashion.|
If this keeps up, it may even go on to influence French cuisine. I can just see Front National Pepe enthusiasts tucking into some delicious frogs legs to give themselves that extra bounce.