Kind of pointless
So stirring to see all those leaders arm in arm leading a 1.5 million person march through the streets of Paris.
Except, well, it was actually a fake photo-op. Literally:
I have no idea why the president didn't send someone to that photo-op. It's hard to see what the downside to it would be other than making them look like fools when pictures such as this inevitably emerged. But so what? They would all look like fools together.
The march itself was great. But staging this and making it look as if these leaders were at the head of the March is a little bit cheap. I get that security was a big factor, but maybe it would have been better to have them appear at the rally than do this ...