After the victory of Donald Trump this night, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front party, has congratulated the business man on his election victory.
It was early this morning and the results weren’t yet known, that Marine Le Pen tweeted at 7.20 AM “Congratulations to the new President of the US, Donald Trump, and the American people – free!”
This night, the Republican candidate won the 270 Electoral College votes needed to enter the White House in Washington.
Marine LePen’s father, the National Front founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen has added “Today the United States, tomorrow France!”, a quote resumed after by Florian Philippot, the National Front’s vice president.
The candidate for the French Presidential election had consistently ruled in favor of Donald Trump even proclaiming: “anything expect Hillary Clinton”. She was the only French politician to have openly welcomed the victory of the Republican candidate. Many of National Front’s political leaders see in the victory of Donald Trump the sign and the confirmation that a success for Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential election in 2017 is clearly conceivable. Her party defends similar values: the protectionism and a anti immigration policies.
Indeed, right wing party and left wing, the victory of the American business man indicates that after the Brexit, on 23rd June, everything is possible.
Sophie DUPONT, IEJ 3F