This 11-year-old boy who wrote a letter to President Trump is mowing the White House lawn today — for free https://t.co/JAFSetzGEy
— CNN (@CNN) September 15, 2017
On Friday Frank Giaccio mowed the lawn at the White House.
The 11-year-old Trump superfan made headlines (sort of) after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter he sent to the president during a rare White House press briefing.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Dear Mr. President, it would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. (Please see the attached flier). Here’s a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker. I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the weed whacker. I will do this at no charge.”
Frank’s offer to work for no charge likely appealed to Trump, who has never been huge on paying his contractors anyway.
“I always wanted to do something big and so I was like why not just start here and this seems like it was the perfect example,” Frank told New Day’s Alisyn Camerota during an interview, Friday, shortly before the mowing began.
Camerota was skeptical of Frank’s plan to mow the Rose Garden lawn for free, suggesting that Trump could likely pay even more than Frank’s usual $8 fee.
“Have you thought this out? Because the President could probably pay you more than $8,” she said. “There are rules against child labor.”
Frank’s mowing prowess was captured in an image shared on the Twitter account of the Press Secretary which you can look at here.
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
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