Macron will gift Trump another tree after first one died
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French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronWith US sidelined, Macron's hubris and hypocrisy are on full display French prime minister resigns as Macron reshuffles Cabinet Trump insulted UK's May, called Germany's Merkel 'stupid' in calls: report MORE reportedly said Tuesday he would send President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE another tree after the oak sapling Macron gave Trump last year recently died.

Macron cautioned reporters to not read into the death of the sapling that was planted on the grounds of the White House during his state visit in April 2018, according to Reuters.


“We will send him another, it is not a tragedy,” Macron said. “Do not see symbols where there are none, the symbol was to plant it together.”

The tree was intended to symbolize the close relationship and “ties that bind” the U.S. and France.

Video of the planting from last year shows Trump and Macron shoveling dirt around the sapling as first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus Trump's July 4 weekend comes with COVID-19 backdrop GOP senator blasts Washington officials, claims DC would not be a 'well-rounded working-class state' MORE and Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron, watched.

“It turns out that this oak was put in quarantine for American sanitary reasons and the poor thing did not survive,” Macron said. “I’ll send another oak because I think the U.S. Marines and the friendship for freedom between our peoples is well worth it.”

The tree was reportedly quarantined because of concerns parasites on it could spread to others on the grounds of the White House.