US president spared imagination of pervasive street dissents, despite his unpopularity, in a France weary of political campaigning
Although some crowds did amass behind riot police courses comprising flags with words such as Save the planet, balk Trump, the latter are prevented far from any of the locations Trump visited.
It was not that Trumps visit became without question. The left-leaning daily Libration ranged the headline: Pariah in Paris.
The French environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, when asked if he would shake Trumps hand, balked and showed it was enough of a concession to simply share a stage with him at the military forces parade.
But even the daily Libration could not make its knowledge up of determining whether Trump was welcome. It publicized two separate editorials, one saying it was a good idea was trying to drawing Trump round to French minds; another expresses regret that the red carpet was wheeled out in such a fawning way.