Frank Giaccio is an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Virginia. He wrote a letter to President Donald J. Trump, offering his service to the president and nation, and an opportunity has been carved out for him to do so.
Frank is in the neighborhood lawn-mowing business, and the generous young man offered to travel to Washington, D.C., and cut the White House grass. On Aug. 2, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read Frank’s letter to the president during a press briefing, in which he offers his services, including providing his own tools.
“Dear Mr. President, it would be my honor to mow the White House lawn for 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,” read Sanders.
“I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time… 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,” she continued.
Sanders said she had spoken with President Trump, who offered his support to Frank and invited him to visit to see “how the U.S. Park Service maintains the 18 acres of the White House complex,” said Sanders.
“The president is committed to keeping the American Dream alive for kids like Frank and we’re all looking forward to having him here,” Sanders continued.
She went on to explain that Frank had recently celebrated a birthday and turned 11; therefore, the president also wished to offer a birthday greeting.
On Wednesday, Sep. 13, Sanders revealed that Frank would be visiting the White House on Friday, the 15th of September, to work with the grounds-keeping team in the Rose Garden.
Frank was at the White House Friday, and not only did he get to mow the Rose Garden lawn, but he met with the president, receiving a high-five from the commander in chief.
Charmingly, the young man was so hard at work, he had to be asked to stop working so that he could speak with President Trump and get a few photos.
President Trump said Frank was the “real future of our country.”
Frank told the president that he’d like to be a Navy SEAL when he gets older. “He’s going to be a Navy SEAL, someday. He’s going to do great things for our country,” President Trump said.
He invited Frank into the Oval Office and commented that perhaps Frank would be president one day.
11-year-old Frank Giaccio gets to mow lawn at the White House after sending a letter earlier this year making request. pic.twitter.com/ysTyuM6w4a
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 15, 2017
Frank’s Letter Sarah Sanders Read At The White House Press Briefing https://t.co/W6a8UKCYj2
— Ksenija Pavlovic (@ksenijapavlovic) August 2, 2017
In the video below, Sanders reads Frank’s letter.
Here’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders reading a letter from 10-year-old Frank from Virginia https://t.co/0TCpj3P2xE
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) August 2, 2017
In the video below, Sanders announces that Frank will be performing the lawn service.
Huckabee Sanders: Child who offered to mow White House lawn in letter to the president will help cut grass in Rose Garden on Friday pic.twitter.com/mc0O7SQbSE
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 13, 2017
President Trump greets Frank, who is the young man that wrote the White House and asked if he could mow the lawn. Awesome moment. pic.twitter.com/dcHHe4gAp2
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 15, 2017
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
Trump greets “Frank,” 11-year-old who wrote a letter asking if he could mow the lawn at the White House pic.twitter.com/ucanotUYJK
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) September 15, 2017
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 15, 2017
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 15, 2017
Go, Frank! The 11-year-old Falls Church native who asked to help cut the White House lawn got his wish this morning. https://t.co/o4kyJnWSQr
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) September 15, 2017
— Gigi Mann (@mytvreporter) September 15, 2017
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) September 14, 2017
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