On the eve of the US election, President Hollande made it clear that he is confident that Americans will make the right choice.
“I have faith in the American people to know which choice corresponds the best to the values, the principles, the liberty, and to American's relation with France, and with Europe,” he told reporters while in La Rochelle in western France.
“The link between France and the US is a friendship forged by history and the shared engagement for freedom and values.”
While Hollande did not specifically mention either of the candidates names, he has made no secret of his feelings for Trump in the past.
In August he said that the presidential candidate “makes you want to retch”.
“His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when — as was Donald Trump's case — he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier,” Hollande told journalists in Paris at the time.
The election result is expected to be revealed in the very early hours of Wednesday morning (France time), although there are plenty of events in Paris at least for those keen to stay up all night to see history unfold.