President Trump Greets Young Boy Who Offered To Mow White House Lawn

Posted September 16, 2017

Giaccio, who operates his own lawn-mowing business, had told President Trump in his August letter that it would be his "honor" to mow the White House lawn.

Frank's request became reality when he was invited to the White House to mow the Rose Garden lawn and meet the president.

On Friday, the 6th-grader, now 11, got his wish: As Trump looked on, Giaccio donned safety goggles and gardening gloves - then took one item off the White House landscapers' to-do list. Eventually, he turned around and shook Trump's hand. "It's nice to break away and do something a little lighter like that".

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"The future of the country right there", Trump said to reporters gathered in the garden.

"Even though I'm only 10, I'd like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for", Sanders said the child wrote.

This was not Frank's first lawn-mowing rodeo.

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It is unclear what Giaccio and the president chatted about when Trump strolled over to check on the work.

"Wow, you're doing a great job, Frank", Trump said as he approached the boy, according to a video of the event shared by the White House press office.

Frank set up his own gardening business, named after his nickname, FX.

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I half-expected Salon or maybe Slate to run this story under the headline, "Trump violates child labor laws at the White House". When given a push mower, he got to work trimming the grass in the Rose Garden, outside the Oval Office.