Trump High-Fives Youngster Who Volunteered to Mow White House Lawn

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President Trump surprised an 11-year-old from Falls Church, Virginia, who had the honor of mowing the Rose Garden lawn today.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shared Frank's letter at an August press briefing and announced that the president had accepted his offer.

So far it's gotten him a handshake photo in the Oval Office with the president, a spate of TV interviews and a laudatory tweet from Trump that included a slick video produced by the White House.

After writing a letter to the White House offering Mr. Trump landscaping service free of charge, a service for which he normally charges his neighbors eight dollars, the president agreed to let him show off his grass-clipping skills. Eventually, he turned around and shook Trump's hand.

Giaccio said he would mow the lawn for free. "It's nice to break away and do something a little lighter like that".

"We're lucky", Trump said after watching Frank for a few minutes. Trump added, "Maybe he'll be President".

"Even though I'm only 10, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for", Giaccio wrote.

But Sanders offered Twitter audience a look at the mower Frank was using, adding that he was "doing a great job". "I admire your business background and have started my own business".

Frank set up his own gardening business, named after his nickname, FX. "A Navy seal!" Trump exclaimed.

Giaccio may not get paid the standard $8 he gets for mowing lawns, but an A-plus from the president of the United States is worth a whole lot more.

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