Apparently, the Democrats have already forgotten how incensed they were when they felt that the Russians had unfairly interfered in the 2016 election. Former President Barack Obama has released a video just days ahead of the French presidential election expressing his strident support for globalist Emmanuel Macron against populist Marine Le Pen.
â€śIâ€™ve always been grateful for the friendship of the French people, and for the work we did together when I was president of the United States,â€ť Obama says in the video.
â€śIâ€™m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I donâ€™t have to run for office, but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about because the success of France matters to the whole world,â€ť he continues, eerily echoing the rhetoric deployed by Macron himself.
Obama goes on to champion Macronâ€™s commitment to â€śliberal valuesâ€ť while airing the kind of empty platitudes that have worn thin with many French voters who have tired of Macronâ€™s all-talk, no-action platform.
â€śHe appeals to peoples hopes, and not their fears. I enjoyed speaking to Emmanuel recently to hear about his independent movement, and his vision for the future of France. I know that you face many challenges, and I want all my friends in France to know how much I am rooting for your success,â€ť Obama says, concluding the video with a full-throated endorsement of Macron.
The message was released just hours after Le Pen trumped Macron in a televised debate. At one point, Le Pen told Macron: â€śDonâ€™t play with me. Donâ€™t play teacher and pupil. Itâ€™s not my thing.â€ť Macron, 39, is married to his former high school teacher, 64, who has been courting him since he was a teenager.