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French president to send new tree to Trump after oak gift died

Reuters in the Montreal Gazette
June 11, 2019
Category: Froggy Foibles

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron downplayed the death of an oak tree he had offered U.S. President Donald Trump last year on Tuesday, saying people shouldn’t read symbols into everything and that he would send the American leader a new tree. …It was put in quarantine because of fears parasites on the tree could spread to others on the White House property. U.S. officials this weekend said it had died prompting a flurry of social media posts comparing its death to the difficult relationship the two leaders have had since that visit.

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