and wait for it but Le Pen met with Trump on Trump towers then traveled to Meet with Putin.
Obama wades into French election fight
Former President Barack Obama gently waded back into international politics on Thursday, talking by phone with French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
Macron is the center-left candidate, and the leading contender to stop far-right Marine Le Pen from winning in either Sunday's first round or the subsequent runoff.
Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said "an endorsement was not the purpose of the call, as President Obama is not making any formal endorsement."
A source familiar said that Macron had sought the call. He's hoping to preserve France's pro-European Union bent, in line with Obama's vision of global politics — and opposed to President Donald Trump's. Le Pen had meetings in Trump Tower during the transition and has since traveled to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin.
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