'As quickly as he can!' Farage berates Emmanuel Macron for rushing to meet Angela Merkel

The former Ukip leader was an avid supporter of the Front National candidate, who shared his anti-EU sentiment. 

has previously reiterated that if Mrs Le Pen was elected by the French people then it would lead to the collapse of the EU. 

The En Marche! candidate beat to become the next French President, and enraged Mr Farage as he walked out to the anthem of the Brussels bloc. 

Speaking to Fox News, he said: “Come on, look at the mood music. He walked up to give his victory speech to the anthem to the

“He was on the phone to Mrs Merkel, and he is flying off to meet her as quickly as he can.”

Mr Farage suggested the French people had made a mistake by not electing Mrs Le Pen, but believes she will win in the next Presidential election. 

He added: “The truth of it is, the French have voted for a President that wants that country run from Brussels and from Berlin. 

“Do you know what, against that, who gets in the French parliament is quite small beer.”

Mr Macron ran a pro-EU led campaign and received backing from Mrs Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker during the lead up to the election. 

The centrist also made his first phone call to Mrs Merkel in a bid to protect the Franco-German relationship. 

Mrs Merkel spoke with the centrist for 10 minutes after the former banker had learned of his election victory. 

After the conservation, Mrs Merkel’s spokesman said: “She praised him for championing a united European Union that is open to the world. The decision of French voters is therefore a clear commitment to Europe.” 

The centrist has long called to take a tough stance following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. 

Speaking in February he insisted that Brexit could not be a success and reiterated there would be “consequences” for the decision. 

The Prime Minister offered the centrist congratulations after the projected votes declared the En Marche! candidate would win by a significant margin. 

She said: “I warmly congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his success and look forward to working with him on a wide range of shared priorities.”

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