Jay Inslee appears to be tackling his exit from the 2020 Democratic presidential race with tree-mendous humor.

The Washington governor dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination on Wednesday, and the following day shared an article from satirical news site The Onion that poked fun at the news.

The spoof story imagines Inslee, whose campaign centered on confronting the climate crisis, announcing his withdrawal to supporters and then “ethereally transforming into a majestic oak.”

“I think you’ll like my new stump speech,” Inslee joked about the article on Twitter.

I think you’ll like my new stump speech. https://t.co/PgDktxu4pi

— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 22, 2019

The post inspired some pun-derful responses:

I have a good feeling about him branching out.

— Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) August 22, 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it will leaf you at a higher place. 🌲🌳

— brandita (@brandita) August 22, 2019

I'm glad you are branching out, and that after another year, you've put a ring on it.

— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) August 22, 2019

we didn’t deserve you

— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) August 22, 2019

This is why you will be missed 😭

— Spence (@spencecc) August 22, 2019

Inslee has turned to running for a third term as governor of Washington in 2020.

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