Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Marine Le Pen Victory Wouldn’t Necessarily Be a Win for Trump

THE NEW YORK TIMES: WASHINGTON — After all but endorsing the far-right presidential candidate in France last week, President Trump has been conspicuously silent since his fellow populist Marine Le Pen finished second in the voting on Sunday and put herself within striking distance of the Élysée Palace.

Mr. Trump’s reticence can be attributed to any number of factors: the White House’s reluctance to inject itself further in a foreign election; the fact that Mr. Trump is more focused on trumpeting his achievements after 100 days in office; or simply that Mr. Trump likes winners, and Ms. Le Pen looks likely to lose the runoff in two weeks. » | Mark Landler | Tuesday, April 25, 2017