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Welcome to Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics.

How did Valentine’s Day go? Hope you remembered the old French rhyme …

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

If you vote for Macron,

No one will have sex with you.

Sadly for the youth wing of French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche, its plan to get young people to vote by running a campaign on dating sites was met with a firm “swipe left.”

The young Macronistas put up adverts featuring attractive young people either about to kiss or whisper to their partner their thoughts about Macron’s withdrawal of troops from Mali on the likes of Tinder, Grindr and Bumble (the last one I believe is a dating site for bees) with the slogan “Come and match with democracy.”

But the campaign fell afoul of the dating sites, which objected to canvassing for political purposes.

If Macron has any sense, he’ll head straight to another corner of the online world — and this one perhaps even more likely to result in an STD: Donald Trump’s new platform TRUTH Social (and yes of course one of the words is in all caps), which was due to launch this month but has been delayed until March. SAD!

You can click on the TRUTH Social website now but you get an error message (either that or I’ve already been blocked for once calling Trump a “mangled apricot hell beast“).

Fair play to Trump though; attempting to launch a tech platform that is more right-wing and full of hate and conspiracy theories than Facebook and Twitter is an impressive ambition. Its initial press claimed it will “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech” and “give a voice to all,” which is great because there are so few mediums for that now.

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But Macron’s probably not welcome on a Trump-backed venture as their bromance was brief — although of course it did give us that very long handshake (the only time the words “Trump’s hands” and “long” have ever been used in the same sentence).

The former U.S. president is more of an Eric Zemmour guy these days and has given the far-right Frenchman some words of advice: “Never give in, hold on, be brave” — which sounds more like the lyrics to an Adele song than instruction on how to win an election.

Trump reportedly added that “it’s tenacity and endurance that end up paying at the end of a campaign.” It sure is — that and inciting a riot when you lose.

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Thanks for all the entries. Here’s the best from our postbag — there’s no prize except for the gift of laughter, which I think we can all agree is far more valuable than cash or booze.

“This’ll show Putin how tough we are,” by Mary Tucker.

Paul Dallison is POLITICO‘s Slot News Editor.

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