Russian President Putin had tremendous success in interfering with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election by hacking into the DNC and releasing emails. In fact, Clinton said that she blames Putin and FBI director James Comey for losing the election. Putin then tried to interfere in a French Election. However, Putin failed. And Hillary’s response is brilliant.
The 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest President. According to sources, Macron won with 65.1% of the vote and defeated the far-right party headed by Marine Le Pen. After Clinton saw the election results, she immediately took to Twitter.
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.
Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that)
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
During a Women for Women Internation event, Clinton shared the key factors that caused her to win the popular vote by 3 million but ultimately lose the election. Clinton even said that if FBI director Comey would not have made that announcement she would be the President of the United States. She also said that if the election was in October instead of November she would President.
Clinton and former President Obama both supported Macron, the pro-Europe candidate, who ultimately won the election that the Russians tried to manipulate and interfere with. The Russians wanted Le Pen to win, but he ran a campaign that promoted a “France First” agenda.
Hillary Clinton’s response is classy and fitting. The 2016 Presidential election, while disappointing has taught the entire world how fragile and important democracy really is.