French President said he will send a new sapling to President after the death of the one they symbolically planted together outside the White House last year.
Macron gifted Trump the young European sessile oak from Belleau Wood (the site of a devastating 1918 World War I battle where more than 1,800 Marines were killed in combat) during his state visit to the U.S. in April 2018.
“, it is not a tragedy,” Macron told Switzerland’s RTS network on Tuesday, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported.
“It turns out that this oak was put in quarantine for American sanitary reasons and the poor thing did not survive,” France’s political leader added. “I’ll send another oak because I think the U.S.