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America’s reaction to Macron’s victory

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
Washington, D.C. 08 May (Asiantribune.com):

The United States president Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate France president-elect Emmanuel Macron: “Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!”

Mr. Trump had previously expressed support for Ms Le Pen because she was “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France”.

Last week, in a specially taped video clip, former president Barack Obama endorsed Monsieur Macron.

Trump White House in a separate statement said: "We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election. We look forward to working with the new President and continuing our close cooperation with the French government."

Paul Ryan, the US House speaker, also took to Twitter to congratulate Mr Macron: "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron. We look forward to working with him to build on the strong relationship between the U.S. and France."

Meanwhile, former Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hailed the result as a victory for "France, the EU, & the world."

She further added: Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that).

"Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)" Mrs Clinton added in an apparent reference to several attempts to derail Mr Macron's campaign by hacking its communications and distributing purportedly leaked documents. The attempts were reminiscent of the hacking of Democratic Party communications during Mrs Clinton's US election campaign.

- Asian Tribune -

America’s reaction to Macron’s victory
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