Sapling given to Trump by Macron died: report

Sapling given to Trump by Macron died: report
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A symbolic oak sapling planted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE and French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronOfficials say Paris hospitals will be hit hard following coronavirus spike The 'war' on COVID-19 doesn't mean military lockdown War in the time of coronavirus MORE has died, The Guardian reports.

Macron gave the sapling, which represented the two countries’ ties, to Trump last year during the French leader’s visit to Washington.

“100 years ago, American soldiers fought in France, in Belleau to defend our freedom. This oak tree (my gift to @realDonaldTrump) will be a reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us,” Macron tweeted in April 2018.


Video showed Trump and Macron shoveling dirt around the sapling as first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Trump defends million in Kennedy Center funding in coronavirus stimulus Budowsky: President Trump, meet with all former living presidents MORE and Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron, watched.

But a few days after the symbolic planting, the sapling disappeared from its original spot on the White House ground for what then-French Ambassador Gérard Araud called a “quarantine which is mandatory for any living organism imported into the U.S.”

The Guardian reports the sapling was never replanted and died during quarantine.