White House Lets Young Trump Fan Mow Lawn

'That’s the real future of the country right there,' Trump said of Frank Giaccio
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2017 3:33 PM CDT
11-Year-Old Lives Dream of Mowing White House Lawn
Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., is encouraged by President Donald Trump, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 while he mowed the lawn in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Some children dream of being astronauts. Others of winning the World Series. But little Frank Giaccio just wanted to mow President Trump's lawn, the Washington Post reports. “Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” Frank wrote in a letter read by Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a press briefing last month. “I admire your background in business, and I’ve started my own.” On Friday, the now 11-year-old owner of FX Mowing got his wish, USA Today reports.

“That’s the real future of the country right there—we’re lucky,” Trump said while watching Frank mow the White House lawn in gloves and safety goggles. “Maybe he’ll be president someday.” Frank, who is foregoing his normal $8 lawn-mowing fee in this instance, was supervised by a US Park Service employee, CBS News reports. The president gave the young Virginian multiple pats on the back and high fives and then took Frank and his father on a tour of the Oval Office. (More lawnmower stories.)

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