‘Liberty, Equality & Fraternity over Discrimination, Bigotry & a Stupid Wall’: Internet celebrates Macron win
Twitter users still reeling from President Donald Trump’s election celebrated French voters getting it right and choosing centrist Emmanuel Macron as their new president over extreme right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen.
Macron pulled out a stunning win over Le Pen on Sunday, with early reporting stating he rolled up 65 percent of the vote.
Twitter users breathed a sigh of relief that French voters saw what many America voters didn’t see: a dangerous right-wing candidate backed by white supremacists.
California Democrat Ted Lieu led the charge, tweeting: “Today France chose Liberty, Equality & Fraternity over Discrimination, Bigotry & a Stupid Wall.”
And then it was on.
From an American Republican, congrats France.! Never let fear & hate fill your hearts. Viva Le'France.! #frenchelection2017
— Ariel Sharon (@AR_CreativeMind) May 7, 2017
Now lets see some alt-Right tears #frenchelection2017
— Dmitriy Bernasovskiy (@dima7b_) May 7, 2017
So one takeaway from this Sunday could be that your average French man/woman is smarter than 62,979,879 Americans #frenchelection2017
— Bill Wilson (@wtwesq) May 7, 2017
The way things are going, we're going to have to find a way to ship the Statue of Liberty back to France #frenchelection2017
— Ryan Broems (@ryanbroems) May 7, 2017
— Progressive (@TruthHurts4U2) May 7, 2017
— Developing Biologist (@developingbio) May 7, 2017
I'd like to thank the French people for restoring my faith in humankind a bit. #frenchelection2017
— Vinay A. Ramesh (@vinaytion) May 7, 2017
To the people of France: thank God you're awake at the wheel. #frenchelection2017 Vive la France!
— Commasplice (@oxfordsplice) May 7, 2017
Today France chose Liberty, Equality & Fraternity over Discrimination, Bigotry & a Stupid Wall. #frenchelection2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 7, 2017
— Nene (@Nene45869830) May 7, 2017
Two weeks ago, Trump said terrorist attack would upend French election in favor of Le Pen.
Today, France rejected that fear in a landslide.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) May 7, 2017
Big shoutout to #frenchelection2017 for not making a yuge mistake.
— Peter Trigg (@Trigger_Pete) May 7, 2017
Once again, congrats to all the morons who wrote "maybe Le Pen could win because Trump" takes.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 7, 2017
Thank you France, for showing us not every country has gone insane #frenchelection2017
— Alan Cotton (@KillySG10) May 7, 2017
LePen defeated!!! There is still hope for a human democracy in the world!!! vive le France!! #frenchelection2017
— nicole v. ordoñez (@wheniwasnic) May 7, 2017
— Low achiever (@turquoise_gre) May 7, 2017
Remember when Le Pen met w/Trump's "European fixer" George Lombardi at Trump Tower?
Go fuck yourselves, Republicans. pic.twitter.com/YeHEXyNgKY
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) May 7, 2017