Obama Endorses Macron for French Presidency


Former U.S. president Barack Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency, praising the centrist frontrunner's "liberal values" in a video posted Thursday on the candidate's website.

Macron has "stood up for liberal values (and) put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world," Obama says in the video, adding: "He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears."