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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:26 AM

Friendship Tree Planted by Trump and Macron Has Died


Trump and Macron's symbolic friendship tree 'has died'

French media say oak given as a gift by Macron and planted at the White House as part of charm offensive is no more

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Sun 9 Jun 2019 23.44 EDT Last modified on Mon 10 Jun 2019 05.12 EDT

The tree planted by Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the White House as a symbol of their countries’ ties has died, according to multiple media reports in France.

The oak was given as a gift to the US president during Macron’s visit in 2018. In a tweet at the time, Macron said: “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.”

Relations between the two leaders have since frayed – over issues ranging from Iran to trade – and, it appears, the tree has fared little better.

Relations between the two leaders have since frayed – over issues ranging from Iran to trade – and, it appears, the tree has fared little better.

Le Monde first reported its demise last week, quoting a French diplomatic source, which was later confirmed by Le Figaro.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/10/tree-planted-to-mark-trump-macron-friendship-dies

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Reply Friendship Tree Planted by Trump and Macron Has Died (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
BeckyDem Jun 2019 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #2
Maeve Jun 2019 #3
Achilleaze Jun 2019 #4
malaise Jun 2019 #5
dameatball Jun 2019 #6
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #7
Botany Jun 2019 #8
crazytown Jun 2019 #12
lark Jun 2019 #9
Initech Jun 2019 #10
Historic NY Jun 2019 #11
George II Jun 2019 #13
CaptainTruth Jun 2019 #14
gibraltar72 Jun 2019 #15
majdrfrtim Jun 2019 #16
B Stieg Jun 2019 #17
defacto7 Jun 2019 #18
mopinko Jun 2019 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:29 AM

1. lol +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:30 AM

2. Death often comes through NEGLECT.....

Plants need care and attention. Trump does not care about nutring relationships. He is the center or not at all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

3. What else is a metaphor? eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

4. Everything he* touches turns to shit or dies

* Dirty Donny, republican Draft-dodger-in-Chief

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

5. Oh My!

He must have pissed on it - like everything else

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:42 AM

6. I thought there were pics of an empty spot a few days after that tree was planted. If they had let

it take root for a few days and then moved it again, that is not ideal. Still, with attention it should have survived.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:53 AM

7. How appropriate.

Everything Trump touches dies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:18 AM

8. " ... the tree died during quarantine ... "

It was a symbolic gesture: the tree came from Belleau Wood, north-east of Paris, where 1,811 Americans died in a ferocious battle in June 1918 during the first world war.

The yellowed grass where a tree was planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron.
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The yellowed grass where a tree was planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP
But a few days later, the tree was nowhere to be seen, having disappeared into quarantine. Images showed only a yellow patch of grass in the spot on the White House South Lawn where the tree was planted.

“It is a quarantine which is mandatory for any living organism imported into the US,” Gerard Araud, who was then the French ambassador to the US, wrote on Twitter, adding that it would be replanted later.

But it was never replanted: the tree died during quarantine, a diplomatic source told Agence France-Presse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:31 AM

9. Orange murderer strikes again, this time the tree gets it.

I bet he told the gardeners to not bother watering it. New plantings needs lots of water. Either that or they planted it too shallow to begin with, out of ignorance.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:35 AM

10. How can Trump be expected to take care of anything when he can't bother watering a tree?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:41 AM

11. Everything Trump has a hand in dies or goes bankrupt...

eventually

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:09 AM

13. Wonder what Rick Wilson will have to say about this:

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:21 AM

14. ETTD

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:34 AM

15. With Trump pissing on it daily I'm not surprised.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:03 AM

16. This is why we can never have nice things!

/s

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:22 AM

17. IRONY strikes, again...

and it's of this new kind, a "tRumpian irony," defined as something so supremely paradoxical that it's beyond irony itself!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:23 AM

18. The stable genius don't need no stinkin tree to remember ties, shirts or anthing else.

Anyway it wasn't big enough to be worth cutting down.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:30 PM

19. i suspect the resistance.

cant be surprised if the poor saps stuck in this govt, even far down enough to the guy who waters the plants in ag quarantine, have reason enough to hate the fuckers to sabotage their charges.

vive le resistance.

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