Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins, was interviewed on Fox & Friends on Monday about the French presidential election results, in which centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
Hopkins began her interview by saying “I should tell you first up, I am not a Macron supporter. In no way do I endorse or support his presidency.”
Hopkins challenged the authenticity of Macron’s victory, saying that “of the 20 million people that voted for Macron, they weren't really voting for Macron necessarily,” implying that voters chose Macron only to beat out rival Le Pen. She then said that Macron’s victory “is a win for [Angela] Merkel and loss for Europe.”
Hopkins called Macron’s employment plan “bonkers,” and implied that Macron was elected thanks only to visible minorities, stating, “I walked out of the station to my hotel [after attending Macron’s election celebration]. It took me two or three blocks before I found a woman and found a white person. That's kind of the dodgy areas of France as they currently sit.”
She then insulted his wife and lack of children, saying “He's married to someone old enough to be his gran, who found him when he was at school age 15. He's never had a real job. He doesn't have any children. He doesn't have a proper family so he doesn't connect with people.”
Macron received 66 percent of the vote, versus just under 34 percent for Le Pen – a gap wider than the 20 or so percentage points that pre-election surveys had predicted.
The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, brings huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president.
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