11-year-old boy meets President Trump, mows White House lawn

11-year-old boy meets President Trump, mows White House lawn

On Aug. 2, as reporters lobbed questions about sanctions on Russian Federation following its meddling in the 2016 election, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the time to read a letter to President Donald Trump from Frank Giaccio, a then-10-year-old from Falls Church, Virginia.

Frank, who Sanders said last month had just turned 11, wrote that it would be his "honor to mow the White House lawn".

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

Frank's father, Greg Giaccio, looked on as Trump and Frank high-fived in the Rose Garden.

Frank eschewed modern technology and used a traditional gas push mower to cut the lawn. "It's nice to break away and do something a little lighter like that".




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".

It is unclear what Giaccio and the president chatted about when Trump strolled over to check on the work. "Even though I'm only 10, I'd like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for", Giaccio's letter read.

FX, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, kept on pushing the mower in a long, straight row as Mr Trump walked alongside him.

Trump later tweeted: "THANK YOU for doing a GREAT job this morning!"

When reporters asked Frank if he'd mow their lawns, Sanders cut in.

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