AFP reported Monday that a sapling planted by President Donald J. Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron – meant to symbolize the friendship of the two nations – has died.
“The French president offered the young oak to Trump on the occasion of a state visit to Washington in 2018, and the two shoveled dirt around it under the watchful eyes of their wives — and cameras from around the world,” the report said.
The tree was planted during Macron’s diplomatic visit to Washington, D.C. in April 2018. It reportedly “came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during the First World War.”
Shortly thereafter, it was removed and put into quarantine.
“It is in quarantine which is mandatory for any living organism imported to the US. It will be replanted afterwards,” Gérard Araud said in response to an ABC story about the tree’s disappearance at the time.
It is in quarantine which is mandatory for any living organism imported to the US. It will be replanted afterwards. https://t.co/XyJRKTgPWW
— Gérard Araud (@GerardAraud) April 29, 2018
According to AFP, though, the tree died in quarantine and was never re-planted.
Right now, Macron has larger concerns on his hands. After months of “Yellow Vest” protests against the globalist leader, he has finally responded in an attempt to placate French citizens who are worried about mass migration.
Big League Politics reported:
The Yellow Vest resistance throughout France is apparently having a serious effect on French President Emmanuel Macron, as he has shifted his rhetoric drastically to call out the threat of “political Islam.”
“Political Islam wants to secede from our republic,” Macron said during an address on Apr. 5. He claims he wants French government to be “intractable” against this emerging threat to French national sovereignty.
“We are talking about people who, in the name of a religion, pursue a political project,” Macron added.
Macron claims that he is committed to a secular France and believes the term has been hijacked by Islamists attempting to completely transform the culture.
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