When Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election on Sunday May 7, world leaders, celebrities, and citizens alike turned to the place where all usernames are created equal: Twitter.
There were leaders’ hopes for cooperation…
Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron! Let's meet soon, and keep working to grow & strengthen the deep ties between Canada and France.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 7, 2017
I warmly congratulate @EmmanuelMacron on his success and look forward to working with him on a wide range of shared priorities.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 7, 2017
J’ai appelé @EmmanuelMacron pour le féliciter chaleureusement pour son élection. Je lui ai exprimé tous mes vœux de réussite pour notre pays
— François Hollande (@fhollande) May 7, 2017
Francois Hollande: “I called Emmanuel Macron to warmly congratulate him on the election. I wished him all the best for success in our country.”
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
Congratulations on beating his opponent Marine Le Pen, who was widely seen as being racist and xenophobic…
Congratulations to the people of France who today, by an overwhelming vote, rejected racism and xenophobia.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 7, 2017
🇫🇷🙌🏻POWER TO THE PEOPLE 🙌🏻🇫🇷 https://t.co/QMnE9QnOBi
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 7, 2017
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
Comparisons to macarons…
This is a Macron Macaron. pic.twitter.com/WBz3nutjZR
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) May 7, 2017
Do u think it's a coincidence that Macron is one letter away from macaron? I do not. pic.twitter.com/OWCO7Yutf2
— Nayomi (with a y) (@nayomireghay) May 7, 2017
Let this be the end of it. pic.twitter.com/wRoGnhMKre
— Matt (@Matt_in_London) May 8, 2017
And, of course, jokes about France…
We now must endure five years of Macron puns. Calling dibs on macroneconomics.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 7, 2017
I've been a stubborn hold-out but after today I'm gonna start calling Freedom fries French fries again.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) May 7, 2017
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 7, 2017
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