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Obama endorsed the new French president

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03: Former President Barack Obama moderates a roundtable discussion at the South Shore Cultural Center about the Obama Presidential Center, which is scheduled to be built in nearby Jackson Park, on May 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Presidential Center design envisions three buildings, a museum, library and forum. Obama was accompanied at the event with his wife Michelle who was making her first trip back to Chicago since leaving the White House in January. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron won the election in France yesterday. Today on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka exposed a foreign government meddling in their election...and it wasn't Russia.

Former president Barack Obama said in a video released just before voting began that he was "not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don't have to run for office again," but he's made an exception for the French election.

He then said he was supporting Macron because he reflects "the values that we care so much about." He later defines those values as "liberal," stating "[Macron] appeals to people's hopes, and not their fears."

Angela Merkel also endorsed Macron, hoping to stave off a "Frexit" or French exit from the European Union. Marine Le Pen of the National Front party held a "France first" position.

Britain voted to leave the E.U. last June. Mike agreed with Merkel that the loss of France would most likely end the E.U.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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