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Emmanuel Macron brought a tree sapling from France to the White House as a gift to mark his friendship with Donald Trump.
In a ceremonial dig, Trump and the French president took a couple of shovels and, along with Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, planted the European Sessile Oak on the grounds of the White House.
In a tweet, Macron said that the oak was selected to celebrate the American soldiers who had once fought for France.
100 years ago, American soldiers were fighting in France, in order to defend our freedom.
100 years ago, American soldiers fought in France, in Belleau to defend our freedom. This oak tree (my gift to… https://t.co/oVj3FL99Hq— Emmanuel Macron (@Emmanuel Macron) 1524567861
Some people praised the meaningful gesture
@EmmanuelMacron @realDonaldTrump Trees symbolic gifts of Revolution Liberation Equality Diplomacy and Mutual Affect… https://t.co/mnyQ4SLwW1— #GAFATUMES (MedicareforALL + LIVINGSalary) =GND (@#GAFATUMES (MedicareforALL + LIVINGSalary) =GND) 1524633325
Others however, spotted a prime meme opportunity.
Here are the best ones:
Nice to see Trump and Macron working side by side. https://t.co/bRuJUnNeWD— JackWBower (@JackWBower) 1524638142
Macron bringing Trump a tree as a gift is the PERFECT way to troll him over leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. https://t.co/GhfRDgBTIy— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1524548204
Donald Trump and Emmaunel Macron plant a tree at the White House #TrumpMacron #trumptree #memes #donaldtrump https://t.co/2I1Cu0zL1A— Doctor Cuthbert (@Doctor Cuthbert) 1524581806
I threw a Jellybean into the hole when no one was looking so I can grow a Jellybean Tree. Smart! #Trump #Macron… https://t.co/6puoR1cJN6— Dogald J. Trump (@Dogald J. Trump) 1524532215
Man, that tree looks like it needs, “thoughts and prayers”. https://t.co/kED2Sepk7f— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1524532714
Don't worry Melania, no one will think of looking in the north lawn https://t.co/vQXYSbOxsd— ioannis Glinavos (@ioannis Glinavos) 1524558332
Previously in Desperate housewives https://t.co/Oc8i0PsvNw— Antoine Kacem Mokrane (@Antoine Kacem Mokrane) 1524551930
can't believe they're rebooting Six Feet Under https://t.co/YghcAJcJlg— Matthew Champion (@Matthew Champion) 1524575605
which pink floyd album is this https://t.co/a0uQx6rsNp— Hunter Lurie (@Hunter Lurie) 1524521465
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