On April 23, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted a tree on the White House lawn as a gift to Trump, symbolizing the alliance the two countries have.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
However, the tree has disappeared, and now people are starting to ask questions.
On Monday, CNN hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow addressed the “real scandal.” Berman noted, “That tree was a gift of France, it was planted on the White House lawn last week.” He continued:
“What happened to the tree? It turns out the French now say the tree is in quarantine, taken off the lawn, put in quarantine, which is standard procedure when replanting any kind of foreign item like a tree.”
“My question, and the real scandal is, why were they planting it?” he said. “They fake-planted a tree on the White House lawn.”
“Why are you so up in arms?” Harlow asked. “This is optics.”
Berman responded, joking, “This is fake. This didn’t really happen. Because they shoveled dirt and then took the dirt off. They fake-planted a tree. Where’s the outrage here?”