Who knew a tree sapling would be the gift that keeps on giving? Twitter did. Obviously.
French President Emmanuel Macron brought a gift to the White House in the form of a European Sessile Oak sapling in recognition of American soldiers who fought in France, and perhaps to throw some shade at Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Dressed to the nines, (as one does when gardening), with gold shovels in hand, Donald Trump and Macron got busy shoveling dirt on the tree while their wives, Brigitte and Melania posed in the background. It was all very glamorous and chic so how could it not become a meme?
We now present you with the best of TreeGate 2018.
The image felt like a Netflix promo.
Or perhaps the reunion of middle-aged band members.
Were the gold shovels and fancy dress really necessary?
Are those gold plated shoves? I haven’t seen those at the gardening section of the Home Depot.— Rick Ruiz🎱 (@RickSidekick86) April 24, 2018
Reminds me: I need to get my heels out of the back of the closet and plant my rose bushes.— GInMom2 (@VanStin1) April 23, 2018
Nothing says tree planting like business suits & heels. This gesture just feels wrong or am being small?— Jessica Morrell🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@JessicaPMorrell) April 24, 2018
'Haha look at us, we're digging it ourselves, we're so like you, poor people'— Kieran Le Cam (@KieranLeCam) April 24, 2018
Some were waiting for Melania to make her big push toward freedom.
IT looks like Melania would like to push her husband in!— Lindsay Bowles (@LindoMargaretta) April 24, 2018
And there was this, whatever this is.
There were definitely some concerns for the tree.
James Comey may want to sleep with one eye open.
And then there was this.