"The people are waking up and taking their destiny in hand", he wrote.
Shortly afterwards, Aliot, tweeted a photograph of him shaking hands with Bannon, who he wrote "represents rejection of the establishment of which one of the worst symbols is the European Union in Brussels", The Guardian reported.
US President Donald Trump's former top strategist Steve Bannon will address a gathering of France's far-right National Front (FN) party on Saturday, just days after observing Italy's immigration-focused national elections.
"She described it perfectly: it's do you consider the nation state an obstacle to be overcome or a jewel to be polished, loved and nurtured?"
Bannon was booted from the White House a year ago amid tensions and stepped down as chairman of the Breitbart News Network in January after being dubbed "Sloppy Steve" by the President for providing information to the author of a controversial White House tell all.
He called the Italy vote "an earthquake" that has boosted far-right movements across Europe. "It has gone from a party first of protest in its youth, then an opposition party to a party of government", Le Pen said on French television.
The party canvassed 51,000 members previous year about the name change proposal and on Saturday it emerged just 52 per cent had voted in favour among the 30,000 who responded.
Macron's victory followed defeats for right-wing populist candidates in Austria and the Netherlands and was largely seen as a counter to the anti-establishment fervor sweeping Europe.
"You fight for your country and they call you racist".
"You recall the evening of the American election, the traditional medias were shocked. Wear it as a badge of honour because every day we get stronger and they get weaker".
Bannon argued that Trump's policies are addressing the economic struggles seen by minority populations in the USA, claiming that it took "someone like Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE, that they run down as a racist every day, to solve the problem of the black and Hispanic working class".
Steve Bannon delivers a speech during the French far-right Front National (FN) party annual congress, March 10, 2018 in Lille, France.
While Le Pen is facing no immediate threat of overthrow - she is expected to be re-elected unopposed as party president - her father, Jean-Marie, who was thrown out of the FN for racist remarks, continues to snipe from the sidelines.
Le Pen defended inviting Bannon to the meeting, saying it was important to listen to the man who was "the architect of Donald Trump's victory" and has written about globalization, protectionism and giving to regular people the power that "has been practically illegally captured by the elite".