Marine Le Pen: Trump's Election Shows Global Elites "Losing The Power They Have Given To Themselves"


CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speaks with Marine Le Pen, president of France's National Front Party, about Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. election and her own chances in next year's French elections.

"I am very happy about the election of Donald Trump," she said, through a translation. "The choice of the American people was courageous and advantageous."

"I think that the United States will regain its image which had become very damaged, especially by the administration for which Hillary Clinton worked. The United States cannot have the image of warmongers, with all the potential consequences it could have for our respective countries," Le Pen continued.

"So, that the United States has once again regained an image as an organization of peace is beneficial for us all," she said.

"I think that the elites have lived too long among themselves. We are in a world where globalization, which is an ideology, has forgotten, and put aside the people, the people's interests, aspirations, and dreams," Le Pen added about the larger context of Trump's victory.

"They have acted like carnivores," she said about "elites" challenged by both Trump and France's National Front. "[They have] used the world to enrich only themselves, and whether it's the election of Donald Trump, or Brexit, the elites have realized that the people have stopped listening to them, that the people want to determine their futures and in a perfectly democratic framework, regain control of their destiny."

She concludes: "And that panics them, because they are losing the power that they had given themselves."

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