11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

I half-expected Salon or maybe Slate to run this story under the headline, "Trump violates child labor laws at the White House".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter from the child named Frank at a briefing last month.

After writing a letter to the White House offering Mr. Trump landscaping service free of charge, a service for which he normally charges his neighbors eight dollars, the president agreed to let him show off his grass-clipping skills.

"My dad did not think I was going to meet [Trump], but when I saw the president just walking down and he turned.I was like, well, that's that", Giaccio told reporters. "I admire your business background and have started my own business".

It turns out this boy is the 11-year-old Frank Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia.


Trump went on to say that Frank "will be very famous, he's going to be a Navy SEAL someday, he's going to great things for our country".

Frank really did mow a section of lawn that was more than symbolic.

The young entrepreneur also got to keep the black work gloves provided by the National Park Service as a souvenir.

Trump gave him a high-five and patted him on the back, and he appeared to measure up how straight Frank's lines on the lawn were.

The tweet included video highlights of FX's White House visit - complete with a photo of him posing with his elbows on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office next to Trump.

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