Ex-Obama adviser Ben Rhodes says Emmanuel Macron's win is a 'blow to far-right nationalism'

Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes sounded off on the French presidential election this weekend, saying Emmanuel Macron's win over Marine Le Pen is a "blow to far-right nationalism."

"Macron's win is a blow to far-right nationalism and a sign (after Austrian, Dutch elections) that the Brexit-Trump wave has broken in West," Rhodes tweeted on Sunday.

Rhodes also alluded to allegations of Russian interference in foreign elections, saying, "For those worried about how to defeat Russian/Wikileaks meddling in elections the French showed us: vote against the person they're helping."

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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, casts his ballot to vote in the second round of 2017 French presidential election, as his wife Brigitte Trogneux looks on at a polling station in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool
REFILE - CORRECTING BYLINE Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, casts her ballot in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
A woman casts her vote during the second round of the 2017 French presidential election at a polling station inside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle school, in London, Britain May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
A voter leaves a booth during the second round of the 2017 French presidential election at a polling station inside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle school, in London, Britain May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
People stand in voting booths during the second round of the 2017 French presidential election at a polling station inside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle school, in London, Britain May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards ! greets supporters as leaves a polling station during the the second round of 2017 French presidential election, in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, exits a polling booth in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
French expats queue outside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle to cast their vote, in a polling station inside the school, in the second round of the 2017 French presidential election, in London, Britain May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
A woman walks past candidate election posters at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle polling station , during the second round of the 2017 French presidential election, in London, Britain May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Rhodes served as the deputy national security adviser under former President Barack Obama and worked as a speechwriter during Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The former White House official continued in his French election commentary, referencing a Trump tweet in which the president cited terrorist attacks as playing a key role in the race.

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