Barack Obama has released a video endorsing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, who is battling far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election on Sunday.
The former presidents said, “Because of how important this election is, I also want you to know that I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward.”
The election is seen as ground zero for the clash between liberal values against populist, economic protectionist movements.
The former investment banker Macron served as economy minister and advocates free markets. Le Pen’s National Front campaigns for “French-first” and anti-globalization.
Obama said he is backing Macron because he appeals to “people’s hopes and not their fears” and ended his remarks with the popular French line “Vive la France.”
Obama had earlier said that he would only come back in the public debate when “our core values may be at stake.”
100% Fed Up reports:
The Donald Trump of France MARINE LE PEN is in the last stages of campaigning and it’s getting uglier and uglier…
You know it’s ugly when our hypocrite globalist former president INTERFERES WITH THE FRENCH ELECTION!
Yes, Obama is endorsing Macron in the French election and just released a folksy video claiming he’s for Macron.