Macron's 'friendship tree' for Trump dies in quarantine

In what might be perceived by some as a reflection of increasing tensions between US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, a young oak tree presented as a gift by the French president during an official visit to the US last year, and which was symbolically planted in the White House gardens by the two leaders before being placed in obligatory quarantine, has died.

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A new 'friendship tree' will be sent to the White House after the one that France presented to the United States last year died while in quarantine, the French President has said, reports CNN.