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Botanic Commentary: "Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died "
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 10, 2019 10:24AM
Deadwood: the picture

Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died
[www.telegraph.co.uk]


The photo of Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron planting an oak tree in the garden of the White House symbolized the friendship shown by the two leaders.

But relations between them have since frayed - over issues ranging from Iran to trade - and the tree, a diplomatic source said this week, did not survive.

The French president offered the young oak to Mr 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.

It was a symbolic gesture: the tree came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during the First World War.

But a few days later, the tree was nowhere to be seen, having disappeared into quarantine.

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

But it was never replanted: the tree died during its quarantine, the diplomatic source said.
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Re: Botanic Commentary: "Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died "
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 10, 2019 10:33AM
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Steve G.
But it was never replanted: the tree died during its quarantine, the diplomatic source said.

Another immigrant death while being held in US custody waiting to be processed.
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Re: Botanic Commentary: "Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died "
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 10, 2019 10:41AM
Symbolism indeed. This is why we can’t have nice things.

$1 says the vaunted White House dysfunction doomed it.
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Re: Botanic Commentary: "Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died "
Posted by: Janit
Date: June 10, 2019 12:18PM
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GGD
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Steve G.
But it was never replanted: the tree died during its quarantine, the diplomatic source said.

Another immigrant death while being held in US custody waiting to be processed.

smiley-laughing001
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Re: Botanic Commentary: "Tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to symbolise US-France alliance has died "
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 10, 2019 01:04PM
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GGD
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Steve G.
But it was never replanted: the tree died during its quarantine, the diplomatic source said.

Another immigrant death while being held in US custody waiting to be processed.

Awaiting a White House press release (or tweet) announcing that the Crooked Democrats refused to appropriate water for the gift, out of spite for our Glorious Leader.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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