President Donald Trump reacted to the election of Emmanuel Macron as the next French president with the following tweet.
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
Some believe Trump was supporting Marine Le Pen in the runoff to beat Macron. He told the Associated Press that she was “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.” He also tweeted the following two weeks ago.
Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017
He will now have to reach out to and work with Macron, which it appears he is initiating with his tweet.