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Le Pen's Defeat Is Good News For Trump

Le Pen's Defeat Is Good News For Trump

The media are framing the defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election as a defeat for President Donald Trump and his brand of populist nationalism. The Washington 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."

No, it wasn't.

The French vote was not an endorsement of globalism or a vote of confidence in the French political establishment. It was a rejection of Len Pen's toxic brand of Putinism and anti-Semitism. And the person who should be...