MESOP NEWS TODAYS Opinions : Le Pen’s defeat is good news for Trump

The leader of the far-right National Front party thanked her 11 million supporters and said that the country had ‘chosen continuity.’ (Reuters)

By Marc A. Thiessen May 8 at 11:50 AM – WASHINGTON POST

The media are framing the defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election as a defeat for President Trump and his brand of populist nationalism. The Post reported that “France on Sunday shrugged off the siren call of right-wing populism that enchanted voters in the United States and the United Kingdom” and called the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron “a pointed endorsement of European unity.”  Read full text