An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden.
Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn’t even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work.
As reported by Conservative Fighters,
Frank, from Falls Church, Virginia, was granted permission to mow the grass in the Rose Garden with supervision from park service employees.
Frank wrote a letter last month to the White House offering to aid in the grounds-keeping of the President’s residence, an offer that the President could not refuse.
Read the letter:
It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier. 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. I will do this at no charge.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Wednesday that Frank got the job, and would assist “the grounds-keeping crew here at the White House and will help cut the grass in the Rose Garden.”
Frank eschewed modern technology and used a traditional gas push mower to cut the lawn.
According to a recent interview, Frank typically charges $8 for a lawn mow but offered to do it for Trump for free. He also told Trump he wanted to be a Navy SEAL when he grows up.
President Trump embraced Frank and told the boy he did a “great job,” according to the White House press pool.
The press pool also reports that Frank’s mowing was excellent, both straight and thorough.
Trump later tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
After his morning of hard work, Frank joined Sanders in the press briefing room, taking care to thank his father, Sanders, Trump “and a couple other people” from the podium.
When reporters asked Frank if he’d mow their lawns, Sanders cut in.
“Make sure these guys pay you top dollar. Tell them if you’re part of the press, you have a special deal that’s double the normal rate,” she joked. “I think that’s pretty fair.”