Trump congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French election win

Trump congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French election winMacron’s defeat of Le Pen pricks the bubble of populism that had swept the UK with Brexit and the US with the rise of Trump. Donald Trump has congratulated the centrist Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory against Marine Le Pen in the French presidential run-off, attempting to put behind him the implicit support he had offered the far-right leader ahead of Sunday’s election. In a statement put out by his press secretary Sean Spicer and notable primarily for its brevity, the White House said: “We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election.



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