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.

Hollande says claim he called poor 'toothless' attacks his 'entire life'

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In magazine interview beleaguered French president hits back at former partner's claim he mocked the poor, calling it a 'lie that hurts me'.

Ex-French First Lady says President Hollande despises the poor

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Valérie Trierweiler's claim that in private François Hollande jokingly refers to poor as 'the toothless' set to damage socialist leader.