On Monday, we watched Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron plant a European Sessile Oak together.
The oak sapling that was a gift from Macron. It was meant to be a symbolize the strength of the friendship between France and the U.S. The tree was from the site of The Battle of Belleau Wood, where nearly 2,000 U.S. died.
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. pic.twitter.com/AUdVncaKRN
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 24, 2018
However, on Saturday, a Reuters photographer noticed that the oak was gone. The photographer only saw a small yellow patch of grass, where the tree was planted.
Below is the picture of what the photographer saw:
Continued below ad>>>
The White House did not give an explanation for the tree’s disappearance. But, according to the French version of Huffington Post, the sapling is under quarantine. This information was provided by an unnamed source.
The source also noted that the tree is doing very well, wherever it is.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection website states that “certain plants and ANY plant parts intended for growing (propagative) require a foreign phytosanitary certificate in advance.”
However, social media users have a different theory on what happened to the tree:
Well after that address to Congress Trump had it removed…
— Mike Axelrod (@mike_axelrod) April 29, 2018
it’s not “missing.” 45 had it removed.
— 🌊Parker 4 Barrow🌊 (@Barrow4Parker) April 29, 2018
Trump finally got what Macron was saying in his speech to congress and said my french buddy with hot wife was mocking me get that tree outta here…@realDonaldTrump @EmmanuelMacron @AshaRangappa_ @jaketapper
— Rob (@Robbybobby1969) April 29, 2018
After Macron’s speech to Congress, Trump realized what the “bromance” was about, so… pic.twitter.com/C409GOHLMp
— #ScandalAfterGlow❤ (@awesomeonica) April 29, 2018
— Arjan (@Artothejan) April 29, 2018
Ronny get drunk and mow it over?
— sherry edelman (@mychicas3) April 29, 2018
Chopped it down. This president hates nature and animals. Remember?
— Mollees (@Mollee1703) April 29, 2018
ICE arrested it. It’s now in a detention greenhouse awaiting deportation back to France.
— Stephen Hood (@really_shood) April 29, 2018
@realDonaldTrump will come out soon and blames it on Obama and Hilary
— Remy N. (@luckme88) April 29, 2018
It obviously didn’t have the “correct paperwork”.
— Chris Matthews (@ChrisMa69209616) April 29, 2018
**Note: All of our articles have hyperlinks to verifiable sources unless we’re providing audio/video evidence. We’re committed to fighting fake news. Never trust publications that don’t use hyperlinks or other evidence**