When French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the White House Monday for his first official state visit since President Donald Trump was elected, he brought a gift for the American head of state: A young European sessile oak tree, which the two men proceeded to plant on the grounds of the White House.
The tree has special historical importance, as the Huffington Post noted:
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“It came from Belleau Wood, some 60 miles northeast of Paris, which was the site of a World War I battle where more than 9,000 American Marines died in combat.”
But to see climate change denier Donald Trump planting a tree was too much for many on Twitter, and if the president took time to read their barbs, he must have been enraged. Take a look at a few of the best postings:
Macron bringing Trump a tree as a gift is the PERFECT way to troll him over leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. pic.twitter.com/GhfRDgBTIy
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 24, 2018
— Dogald J. Trump (@dogaldtrump) April 24, 2018
Macron brought the tree and Trump brought the manure.
— Libertas (@saneandreal) April 24, 2018
Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke to follow with Trump Administration’s Ceremonial Chopping Down A Tree Then Lying About It. https://t.co/pjPZiUNY6w
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) April 23, 2018
The two lowest branches look like tiny, tree hands about to strangle Trump. pic.twitter.com/6EF1B6eNny
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) April 23, 2018
Apparently Macron didn’t realize that Trump hates all things nature, including trees.
— Kimbro13 (@kimbro1360) April 24, 2018
Trump was probably fuming about being given a tree instead of something gold or gem-encrusted. Brilliant trolling on Macron’s part.
— Judi Green (@judigrn) April 24, 2018
A tree was planted today on the SL.
Staff: Sir, Macron would like to plant a tree before the state dinner.
Staff: Because we just had Earth Day.
Trump: Fine. Pick a spot. Just make sure my shovel is gold.
Tree: Someone save me! Trump is sending Pruitt to kill me! pic.twitter.com/gPG5r0hDzw
— 🌉SusiBV_415BlueCA🌉 (@SusiBV) April 24, 2018
It remains to be seen if Trump will allow White House groundskeepers to give the tree any water.
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