Where Is the Tree That Emmanuel Macron Gave President Trump?
The oak sapling disappeared two days after it was planted on the White House lawn by Macron and Trump.
The mystery of the missing oak tree has been solved.
In a photo op seen around the world, President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted a tree on the White House lawn.
First Lady Melania Trump and her French counterpart, Brigitte Macron, look on while holding hands.
The oak sapling, which originated from Belleau Wood — a French World War I battlefield where nearly 2,000 U.S. soldiers were killed — was a gift from the French president.
Macron later tweeted that the tree is "a reminder […] of these ties that bind us.”
But, just two days later, the tree was nowhere to be found, and only a yellow patch of grass remains where the tree was once planted.
So, what happened to the tree? The Twitterverse had its own snarky theories.
"It resigned," one tweet read.
Another read, "Maybe it’s on its way to Mar-a-Lago."
But the real story, according to a French official, is that the tree is being quarantined per U.S. customs rules to prevent the spread of foreign disease and parasites.
"It will soon be replanted in the White House gardens," the source said. "Don't worry, the tree is doing very well."
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