The mystery of the missing Trump and Macron tree has been solved

Jake Hall
Wednesday 02 May 2018 12:30

Last month, Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron showcased a blossoming bromance during a US state visit.

Alongside a slap-up meal, some affectionate 'dandruff-brushing' and general friendliness, the two men also came together to plant a symbolic oak tree gifted by Macron.

He expanded on its meaning in a tweet, which described it as a reminder of the "ties that bind" the two countries.

But, just days later, the tree appeared to have disappeared - and press soon picked up on a lack of official White House response.

Luckily, the mystery has since been solved - the tree has simply been quarantined, according to an official quote reported by

It was actually a special favour from Trump to France to be able to plant the tree the day of the president's visit.

Since then, it has returned to quarantine and will soon be replanted in the White House gardens.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief - he completes his statement by confirming:

Don't worry, the tree is doing very well.

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