The buzz out of India has people calling President Obama the “anti-Midas.”
A month after Obama planted a sacred ficus called the peepal at India’s Mahatma Gandhi memorial garden, the tree appears to be dead.
While the leafless trunk now resembles Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, Indian officials insist it is not dead, “just resting,” according to The Telegraph of London.
Many on Twitter saw the symbolism.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 21, 2015
— Tom T. (@VRWCTexan) February 20, 2015
Obama Plants Tree in India; nearly dead 10 Days Later. Sums up his presidency nicely… http://t.co/I7IgtlhFJQ
— CoolCzech (@CoolCzech1) February 19, 2015
Same effect on America****India Officials: Tree Obama Planted Isn’t Dead, Just Looks Dead « CBS DC http://t.co/8vVMKzSJmu
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) February 21, 2015
There’s nothing that Barack Obama can’t destroy. India insists tree that Obama planted isn’t dead http://t.co/Y4T7nAIhzO
— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) February 21, 2015
Tree planted in India by obama not growing. JUST LIKE OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS. Apparently everything he touches turns to___. FILL IN THE BLANK!
— Don (@larksnestartist) February 20, 2015
CBS: The tree Obama planted in New Delhi is just like our economy. It only “looks” dead. And he totally LOVES America. @CBSEveningNews
— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) February 20, 2015
“Everything BO touches turns to kraap. He’s the anti-Midas.” — Scott Savant http://t.co/Lnw4HhZxPn
— Olga Diptee (@ocdiptee) February 21, 2015
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