Trump and Macron planted a tree — but where did it go? The mystery has been solved!
The photograph was seen around the world: US President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron, gilded spades in hand, shovelling dirt over a young sapling.
A week ago, at the beginning of Macron’s visit to Washington, the French president joined his American counterpart to throw handfuls of soil on the roots of a young oak tree as the their respective first ladies looked on. MORE…
The mystery has been solved:
The mysterious disappearance of a tree planted in the White House grounds last week by US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron has been solved: It’s in quarantine. … [T]he French ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, said the tree’s “disappearance” was only temporary. “It is in quarantine which is mandatory for any living organism imported to the US. It will be replanted afterwards,” Araud tweeted.
Araud said its roots “were enclosed in a plastic protection” and “remained carefully isolated.”