Hollande in revived controversy over 'toothless' jibe about the poor

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In a book of conversations with journalists to be published Thursday, the French president claimed his former partner Valérie Trierweiler betrayed him by misconstruing his description of the poor as 'toothless', but on Wednesday she revealed what she said was a text message from him using the term in a derogatory manner.

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The French president's former girlfriend, Valérie Trierweiler, has renewed her claim he used "toothless" as a nickname for the poor, reports BBC News.