My, my. The president does seem a little too satisfied with himself over this:

From the Daily Mail:

President Barack Obama and 20 other world leaders participated in a tree-planting ceremony near Beijing on Tuesday, but the trees had already been planted by the Chinese government.

The fake photo-op came after a session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

‘‎When the plenary was done, the leaders took part in a tree planting near the conference center,’ a White House pool reporter wrote while Washington slept 13 time zones away.

‘Actually, the evergreens were already planted when they got there – one tree for each country in APEC, each with a little pile of dirt and a shovel next to it.’


Too bad he wasn’t wearing his funny new outfit, however:


Maybe next time!