Trump, Macron
Trump, Macron

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 Macron on the occasion of his state visit.

This April 28, 2018 photo shows an empty area wher
This April 28, 2018 photo shows an empty area where a tree was planted by U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron during a tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

News photographers snapped away Monday as Trump and Macron shoveled dirt onto 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 hasn't offered an explanation.
 
The oak sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of U.S. Marine Corps legend.
 
About 2,000 U.S. troops died in the June 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, fighting a German offensive.