Tree which symbolised Trump and Macron's friendship has died

Oak tree planted by Macron, Trump has died

Images showed only a yellow patch of grass in the spot on the White House South Lawn where the tree was planted.

Relations between the two leaders have since frayed - over issues ranging from Iran to trade - and, it appears, the tree has fared little better.

The French president, who had won in a landslide the year before and who is the youngest head of state in modern French history, clearly believed in his own ability to charm.

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and US President Donald Trump (L) smile during their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on 13 July 2017.

Trump clearly relished leading Macron along, but ultimately stood his ground despite Macron's entreaties.

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The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.

But a few days later, the tree was nowhere to be seen, with reports suggesting it to be sent to quarantine for testing foreign contamination. Le Monde reported the demise, confirmed to the Agence France-Presse by a "diplomatic source". It was a symbolic moment for the two nations.

"The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%", Trump wrote. "By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!"

By November a year ago, relations between the two presidents had soured, with Trump tweeting his displeasure over Macron's comments about nationalism and the need for Europe to develop its own defence force independent of the US.

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