Twitter is roasting Marine Le Pen with Donald Trump comparisons

Twitter is roasting Marine Le Pen with Donald Trump comparisons

Earlier on Sunday, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron handily defeated Marine Le Pen, the far-right nominee of the National Front, by a projected 30-point margin in the French presidential election, stalling the rise of far-right European nationalism in recent years and giving the continent's liberals some much-needed breathing room after scares like Brexit.

Scores of Twitter users have taken to congratulating the French electorate for rejecting Le Pen — and, specifically, for not making the same mistake as the United States did in its own recent presidential election.

Donald Trump-Le Pen comparisons abounded on the social networking site, with the difference being that this time, the right-wing candidate went down.

Of course, not everyone was entirely satisfied. Some warned the situation remained precarious, with Le Pen growing the standings of the National Front significantly.