Donald and Melania Trump planted a tree with gold shovels and it might be their strangest moment yet

Greg Evans
Thursday 23 April 2020 08:45
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In the middle of a pandemic, Donald Trump took time out of fighting coronavirus to plant a tree with his wife. Yes, you read that correctly.

To commemorate Earth Day, the president and the first lady held a press conference on the grounds of the White House to commemorate Earth Day, which is now in its 50th year.

Along with Mike Pence and his wife Karen, Trump, an infamous climate change denier, claimed that planting trees was "something that he loves doing".

If that didn't raise suspicions, Trump then went on to ramble about specimen trees, which he apparently buys lots of.

We’re planting 10 beautiful specimen trees. They’re specimens. All specimens. People may think that’s an exaggeration or that’s a Trump term.

Actually, they’re sold as specimens. They cost more money but they are better. I buy a lot of ‘em.

To top off the event, the Trumps planted a tree, with some help from the Pences with Melania looking a bit unsteady in her high heels when trying to operate a shovel full of soil, which probably isn't appropriate footwear for such a job.

If that wasn't bad enough, Trump started the event by blaming China for the Covid-19 outbreak and claiming that 'we're opening again' despite returning normalcy looking nowhere near likely.

Also, did we mention that they used gold shovels to plant the tree? A really great message to send while thousands of people are dying around the world.

We all know that Trump favours money and wealth over the environment but he really didn't need to present it to us with a metaphor.

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