White House mystery: Where is Macron’s gifted oak tree?
By the end of the week the tree was gone.
A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week.
The sapling was a gift from Mr Macron on the occasion of his state visit.
News photographers snapped away on Monday when Mr Trump and Mr Macron shovelled earth on to the tree during a ceremonial planting on the South Lawn.
By the end of the week, the tree was gone from the lawn. A pale patch of grass was left in its place.
The White House has not offered an explanation.
The oak sprouted at a First World War battle site that became part of US Marine Corps legend.
About 2,000 US troops died in the June 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, fighting a German offensive.