Democrats are okay with foreign meddling in elections when they do it.
As France devolves into what some are saying could be a civil war in the streets of Paris, the French should recall who wanted them to elect Emmanuel Marcon in the first place: former U.S. president Barack Obama.
Here's why Obama thinks Macron should be France's next president. pic.twitter.com/H9vXiXgY6F
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“I’m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don’t have to run for office again,” Obama told French voters in a 2017 Twitter video.
“But the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about,” he said.
“Because of how important this election is, I also want you to know that I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward,” Obama said.
Obama’s hand-picked candidate is wildly unpopular with French voters.
The Sun reports:
EMMANUEL Macron’s approval rating has crashed below 20 per cent today as he predicts more “major violence” across France this weekend.
The beleaguered head of state is locked in a law and order crisis, as thousands of so-called Yellow Vest protesters continue to demonstrate against his government. …
Now disgruntled groups from Left and Right, including students and emergency workers, have joined their campaign.
This has ensured that Mr Macron’s approval rating – his lowest since he took office in 2017 – is now just 18 per cent, according to a new YouGov poll.
It was conducted the day before Saturday’s riots, with 1006 people making up a representative sample of the French population quizzed.
The 18 per cent figure represents a drop of three points and the third consecutive decline in three months.
“He appeals to people’s hopes,” Obama claimed last year, “not their fears.”
Seventy-eight percent of voters now apparently disagree.
Will France hold Obama accountable for meddling in their domestic affairs?