The French president wanted to show his American counterpart that France will not make concessions.
The Tory Party's manifesto heightens the chance of drawn out negotiations and the hardest of Brexits.
"We remember fascism. We never thought it would happen in America."
Hollande's five-year tenure polarized French society and left him with the worst approval ratings in French history.
The head of the NSA has said he sees no letup in Russia's attempts to interfere in other countries' elections.
Emmanuel Macron received 89.3 percent of votes from French people living abroad and Marine Le Pen received 10.7 percent.
Populist politics are likely to remain in the mainstream despite Le Pen's defeat, the third blow in six months to Europe's far right.
There is a burgeoning divide between the working middle class and the gilded Parisian super-rich.
The French election is about more than just France. Europe's future is at a crossroads.
Marine Le Pen has a mountain to climb going into the final hours of her presidential race against Emmanuel Macron.
She is an anti-Semite in cahoots with Putin and her campaign is funded by Russian interests.
Populism is proof of the clash between a globalized world and national democracies.
Marine Le Pen faces a huge uphill battle to defeat Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French election.
Final results are expected before midnight local time.
For Putin, saying Russia is an ally against terrorism is a bargaining chip for lifting sanctions.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron held onto his status as frontrunner in the polls after a policeman was killed Thursday night in a militant attack.
Much of the West's opposition to Russia comes from a purely ideological root.
It comes as a boost to the leftist Mélenchon, once considered a maverick candidate with little hope of making it past the first round.