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Tue Apr 24, 2018, 06:05 PM

Macron gives Trump a tree: Twitter goes wild!

In what was supposed to be a symbolic gesture, France Prime Minister Emmanual Macron brought a young, European sessile oak tree -- from an historic forest -- to the White House. According to the Huffington Post,
...it came from Belleau Wood, some 60 miles northeast of Paris, which was the site of a World War I battle where 1,811 American Marines died in combat.

But on Twitter, many people noted how Trump’s participation in the planting could be seen as being at odds with his climate change-denying agenda.

Trump has previously called climate change a Chinese hoax, appointed climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and in June announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.


The photo-op involved Macron and Cadet Bone Spurs handling shovels, but Twitter ran away with the story.




Macron bringing Trump a tree as a gift is the PERFECT way to troll him over leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.




Man, that tree looks like it needs, “thoughts and prayers”.


Macron brought the tree and Trump brought the manure.


But it was this Tweet I found most inspirational:


Trump was probably fuming about being given a tree instead of something gold or gem-encrusted. Brilliant trolling on Macron’s part.


"Something gold or gem-encrusted?" What would have been a more appropriate gift for SCROTUS than something to go with his golden toilet? A golden bidet, that resembles a fountain at Versailles?




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Reply Macron gives Trump a tree: Twitter goes wild! (Original post)
Fritz Walter Apr 2018 OP
CentralMass Apr 2018 #1
hibbing Apr 2018 #2
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jberryhill Apr 2018 #3
TheBlackAdder Apr 2018 #4
Vinca Apr 2018 #6
lostnfound Apr 2018 #5
machoneman Apr 2018 #7
milestogo Apr 2018 #8

Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 06:06 PM

1. Pruitt will have it in the fireplace by this evening.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 06:33 PM

2. Which Pink Floyd album cover is that

Saw someone post that comment about the picture, which made me laugh.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 06:51 PM

3. .

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. Watch it bring some form of oak blight to the US. The Plant Protection Act is just for us plebs.

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Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) regulates the importation of plants and plant products under the authority of the Plant Protection Act. PPQ maintains its import program to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds.


https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/ct_plant_import_information



The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the importation of plants for planting under the authority of the Plant Protection Act. The regulations in 7 CFR part 319 prohibit or restrict the importation into the United States of certain plants and plant products to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These regulations prohibit or restrict the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation.


https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/permits/plants-and-plant-products-permits/plants-for-planting/ct_q37


Quarantined Pests:


European Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) banned from import from ALL countries EXCEPT Canada!

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/Q37/nappra/downloads/hosts-quarantine-pests-round2.pdf


Phytophthora kernoviae
Phytophthora kernoviae is a plant pathogen that mainly infects European beech and Rhododendron ponticum. It was first identified in 2003 in Cornwall, UK when scientists were surveying for the presence of Phytophthora ramorum


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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 08:02 AM

6. OMFG - they just planted a banned plant on the White House grounds. Wonderful.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 07:57 AM

5. I love this

nothing good is likely to come out of this presidency except a rising opposition..and now, a tree from France.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 08:06 AM

7. I found even more interesting all the man-hugs and kisses...

between Tumpelstilkins and Macron. Heck, he kissed Macron in one day more than Melania in a month!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 08:09 AM

8. Should have given him a replica of the Statue of Liberty for his desk.

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