'House of Cards' trolls French PM over move to bypass parliament

Paris (AFP) – “Democracy is so overrated,” read the Tweet to the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Wednesday. Valls was the victim of a subtle trolling from the official Twitter account of the show after his government moved on Tuesday to bypass the country’s parliament to force through a wildly unpopular labour reform law that has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to the streets. If the author’s meaning was in doubt, they helpfully added the hashtag “LoiTravail”, or labour law, and illustrated their tweet with an animated GIF of Underwood’s character chuckling mirthfully.

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