However, a Trump aide told CNN that Le Pen was not meeting with Trump or any member of the president-elect's transition team. If Le Pen is to succeed in the French election - and it will be a close-run thing - she will need all the help she can get from sympathetic media outlets like Breitbart.
Asked by journalists if she was there to meet Trump, she refused to respond.
"Private visit. No statement", Aliot wrote in a message when asked whether Le Pen planned to speak to reporters staked out in the lobby.
Her staff confirmed her multiple-day visit to NY, characterizing it as a private trip.
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Her unexpected appearance at the Trump Tower in the midst of a busy election season was unexpected. Today, LePen showed up at Trump Tower.
In November, she sent congratulations to Trump "and to the free American people!" on his electoral victory.
French support for Le Pen has been fueled by anger with elites and concern over migration following jihadist attacks - factors that fueled both Britain's decision to quit the European Union and Trump's rise in the United States.
Le Pen's far-right National Front party jives with the Trumpian worldview, embracing hardline immigration and anti-crime policies, fierce populism and protectionist economics. She now has fundraising problems, while French banks refuse to finance "such a radical politician".
She has worked hard to try to make the National Front more acceptable to mainstream voters, shedding the overtly anti-Semitic and racist image it had under the party's former leader, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen.