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.
— Mueller Is Coming (@vicsepulveda) April 24, 2018
Macron bringing Trump a tree as a gift is the PERFECT way to troll him over leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. pic.twitter.com/GhfRDgBTIy
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 24, 2018
The image felt like a Netflix promo.
The new Sopranos season is the best pic.twitter.com/IAgj3gLvm3
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) April 24, 2018
— Joonas Samuel (@joonasv) April 25, 2018
— DMac™ (@1nclusionRider) April 24, 2018
Previously in Desperate housewives pic.twitter.com/Oc8i0PsvNw
— Antoine-K Mokrane (@AntoineMokrane) April 24, 2018
Or perhaps the reunion of middle-aged band members.
Worst ABBA cover band ever pic.twitter.com/TtpMoEXQHj
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 24, 2018
which pink floyd album is this pic.twitter.com/a0uQx6rsNp
— Hunter Lurie (@hunterlurie) April 23, 2018
This looks like an ABBA publicity photo. pic.twitter.com/HSp97FOYSV
— NCI (@nancaroling) April 23, 2018
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 24, 2018
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
They’re right next to the garden stilletos.
— Claudia Viets (@VietsClaudia) 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.
She looks like she wants to push him
— Sarah Bombera (@iammrsfox) April 24, 2018
IT looks like Melania would like to push her husband in!
— Lindsay Bowles (@LindoMargaretta) April 24, 2018
Caption, “Melanie accused of trying to push 45 under the tree.”
— Scully (@Mathidiot) April 24, 2018
And there was this, whatever this is.
Nice to see Trump and Macron working side by side. pic.twitter.com/bRuJUnNeWD
— JackWBower (@Trumpet1984) April 25, 2018
— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) April 25, 2018
There were definitely some concerns for the tree.
Man, that tree looks like it needs, “thoughts and prayers”. https://t.co/kED2Sepk7f
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 24, 2018
— Jennifer Fabulous! (@WhiteSoxJJ216) April 27, 2018
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 24, 2018
James Comey may want to sleep with one eye open.
After hosting a tree planting ceremony at the White House, President Trump says he’s devastated to hear James Comey has gone missing: pic.twitter.com/0gQ68sL9jY
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) April 24, 2018
— Doctor Cuthbert (@doctor_cuthbert) April 24, 2018
And then there was this.
Donald Trump doing what he does best…
DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE pic.twitter.com/oXWhvbgQbW
— Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) April 24, 2018