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Sapling Disappears From White House Lawn Five Days After Macron And Trump Planted It

April 29, 2018

So….what happened?

The tree that  Donald Trump planted with French President Emmanuel Macron is no longer on the South Lawn of the White House, instead there is a patch of discolored grass. 

The sapling, a European Sessile Oak, was a gift during the State visit of the French president and his wife. In making the gift the French president tweeted, ‘this Oak Tree  will be a reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us.’

Macron was referring to the World War I Battle of Belleau which was 100 years ago this June. 9000 US Marines were killed in the battle. 

But now the tree is gone. 

Reuters, on Saturday posted a picture of a patch of uneven, yellowed grass where the planting photo was taken.   

The White House has not commented on where the tree is now. 

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