The Trump administration is extremely consistent in two particular areas: firing people, and creating bizarre and ridiculous photo ops for us to laugh about.
Recently, French president Emmanuel Macron came to visit Donald Trump in the White House and brought along a sapling as a symbolic gift of the friendship between the two leaders.
In a ceremonial dig, Trump and Macron then planted the European Sessile Oak on the White House grounds, supervised by Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron.
100 years ago, American soldiers fought in France, in Belleau to defend our freedom. This oak tree (my gift to @realDonaldTrump) will be a reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us. pic.twitter.com/AUdVncaKRN
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 24, 2018
While the idea of our two countries nurturing a symbolic tree together sounds very nice and hopeful, photos from the actual tree-planting were so hilariously bizarre that Twitter users simply couldn’t help themselves.
Nice to see Trump and Macron working side by side. pic.twitter.com/bRuJUnNeWD
— JackWBower (@Trumpet1984) April 25, 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
Man, that tree looks like it needs, “thoughts and prayers”. https://t.co/kED2Sepk7f
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 24, 2018
Previously in Desperate housewives pic.twitter.com/Oc8i0PsvNw
— Antoine-K Mokrane (@AntoineMokrane) April 24, 2018
[hushed David Attenborough voiceover] watch as the siberian tangerine troglodyte spends a rare few seconds engaged in actual labor pic.twitter.com/o1ZMNv4pvh
— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 23, 2018
which pink floyd album is this pic.twitter.com/a0uQx6rsNp
— Hunter Lurie (@hunterlurie) April 23, 2018
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 24, 2018
Truly, I may frame this image and put it on my wall, as a reminder that we live in very strange times, indeed. (Also, it’s just delightful to see our orange, puffy national figurehead engaged in a bout of even remotely physical activity.)