The mainstream media spread a wild conspiracy theory after President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted a tree at the White House last week — claiming the tree was missing and no one could explain it’s disappearance.
After days of the liberal media spiraling the story into a big drama, the mystery was solved. The French president’s office says there’s nothing mysterious about the disappearance of an oak tree he planted on the White House lawn, despite the mainstream media’s spin.
The tree was not thrown away or destroyed by Trump… it was quarantined according to official U.S. policy, which surprised no one (except liberal reporters).
The tree was put into quarantine to check for pests, just like any other plant or animal brought into U.S. territory.
The sapling was a gift from Macron for his state visit to Trump last week.
An official in Macron’s office said Monday that the planting ceremony alongside Macron was a symbolic photo-op. Both sides knew all along that the tree would go later into quarantine.
A pale patch of grass now covers the spot where the tree will be re-planted.
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The oak originally sprouted at the World War I Battle of Belleau Wood in northern France, where about 2,000 U.S. troops died fighting a German offensive.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.