- Donald Trump's rise to the presidency was supposed to usher in a sweep of victories for like-minded candidates, writes Frida Ghitis
- Instead, it's ruining their chances for success, she writes
Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)When Emmanuel Macron, France's moderate centrist candidate, won Sunday's presidential election against his fiery nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen, he confirmed a trend that should worry right-wing populists -- especially those working in the White House. In an ironic twist, Donald Trump's rise to the presidency -- which was supposed to usher in a sweep of victories for like-minded candidates -- is ruining their chances for success.