Emmanuel Macron Raises The Presidential Portrait Stakes

Or rather, a video taken and posted by one of his communication consultants, Sibeth Ndiaye, should.
PhotoFor anyone who has ever doubted the extent to which politicians consider their image, the official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron of France that was released on Thursday should put any lingering questions permanently to rest.
In the background, the windows have been flung open to reveal the greenery of the Élysée garden beyond.
Never, it seems, has a global leader been so transparent about the story behind the picture.
He is shown carefully opening the memoir and placing it on the desk as if to create the impression that he has been stopped amid reading, or referencing, his famous forefather’s thoughts.

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