From Robert Gehl: He’s only 11 years old, but he wanted to do something special.
So Frank Giaccio (he goes by FX) wrote to President Donald Trump and asked if he could mow the White House lawn.
“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,” he wrote, adding that he has mowed his neighbors’ lawns “for some time.” He also offered to bring “extra fuel” for the lawnmower.
Knowing an entrepreneur when he sees one, Trump took him up on the offer and invited him to mow the lawn of the Rose Garden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
The Blaze reports that Trump and others even came out to greet Frank and walk with him while he worked.
“Wow, great job, Frank,” Trump said. Frank kept working but eventually stopped to shake hands with the president.
Trump asked Frank what he would like to do when he grows up. He replied that he wants to be a Navy SEAL.
“Well, he’ll make it, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump said. “That’s a good choice.”
Addressing onlookers, Trump said, “Future of the country right there.”
“We’re lucky, that’s the real future of the country,” he added.
— Natalie Strom (@NStrom45) September 15, 2017
Trump said that one day Frank “will be very famous. He’s going to be a Navy SEAL someday. He’s going to do great things for the country.” After congratulating him on a job well done, Trump invited Frank into the oval office. “Maybe he’ll be President,” he said.
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
Frank’s a businessman. He said he has “two and one half” clients in his lawn-mowing business,” but is looking ahead. After all, he’s got great publicity.
Cute story, right? Now here’s the kicker.
This isn’t the first time Frank offered to mow the White House Lawn. Last year, he sent the same letter to President Obama, but got a very different result.
“Well, my last one, which went to President Obama, I got a letter back. But I knew it wasn’t handwritten, so I knew that this one was actually better…”
Well, good for Frank and good for President Trump for stepping up and giving this kid the recognition he deserves.
It’s shocking, isn’t it that President Obama would ignore a request like this?
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