Democrats are gloating after Emmanuel Macron defeated nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election on Sunday. It appears that they actually consider the French investment banker’s victory to have a special meaning for Americans: perhaps the French have rejected President Trump.
Calling Macron’s win a rejection of “racism and xenophobia,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) congratulated the people of France for making what he obviously sees as the right choice.
Congratulations to the people of France who today, by an overwhelming vote, rejected racism and xenophobia.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 7, 2017
Hillary Clinton displayed her excitement in a tweet, crowing about the “Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world” as a “Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that).”
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.
Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
Like Clinton, Macron’s campaign was plagued by hacking, leaked emails and interference–possibly at the hands of the same Russian “meddlers” who allegedly tanked Clinton’s campaign.
Referring to Marine Le Pen as “Trump’s candidate,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) also took to Twitter to announce that the vote was actually a loss for Russian President Vladimir Putin. “French people have spoken. Macron wins. Xenophobia/Putin lose,” boasted Jeffries. “And Trump’s candidate is rejected!”
BREAKING: French People have spoken. Macron wins. Xenophobia/Putin lose. And Trump's candidate is rejected!
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) May 7, 2017
President Trump, who had not endorsed either candidate during the race, congratulated Macron on Sunday.
A centrist with hopes of unifying a divided nation, Macron easily swept the French election, reportedly receiving approximately 65 percent of the vote.
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