Donald Trump's friendship with Macron withers on the vine

Oak Tree Symbolising Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron Friendship Is Dead

But it was never replanted: the tree died during its quarantine, according to the diplomatic source.

The friendship tree has died.

Le Monde published an image of a yellow patch of grass in the spot on the White House South Lawn where the tree was originally planted, showing that it had vanished.

The tree, which came from a forest where 2,000 USA soldiers died in WWI, was taken to quarantine a few days after being planted.

The young oak sapling planted by US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron over the latter's much publicised state visit to the US in 2018 has died in quarantine, news agency AFP reported.

100 years ago, American soldiers fought in France, in Belleau to defend our freedom.

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The tree came from Belleau Woods, the site where almost 2,000 Marines died in World War I. Its passing comes as ties between Trump and Macron appear to be fraying over differences over Iran, trade, and the role of the European Union.

A tweet by French ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud on April 29 indicated that the tree was not missing, but was quarantined.

The two men were filmed planting it by reporters, as Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron watched on.

It was a symbolic gesture: the tree came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during the First World War.

But the relationship went south past year when Mr Trump slammed French plans for a European army and mocked Mr Macron over the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations that swept through France.

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