11-Year-Old Boy Meets President Trump, Mows White House Lawn

WFTSPublished: September 15, 2017
Published: September 15, 2017

Even though he is still barely a teen, Frank Giaccio has his own business mowing lawns in his hometown of Falls Church in Virginia. The young entrepreneur wrote a letter to President Trump, saying: ““Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your background in business, and I’ve started my own.”, and offered to mow the lawn in the Rose Garden in the White House.

And on September 15, Frank’s wish came true - POTUS called the sixth grader and invited him do to his business. According to the National Park Service, Frank received a safety briefing from professional grounds staff and was provided with protective equipment that included safety glasses, hearing protection and gloves. He then watered annuals and perennials and mowed the lawn.

The boy was so focused on his job, that he didn’t even notice the President walking up to him to commend him. "Great job!" he says over the noise of the lawn mower. But Frank, called FX by his family, kept trucking along.

“That’s the real future of the country right there — we’re lucky,” the president said. “Maybe he’ll be president someday.” Frank and his father Greg Giaccio also met Vice President Pence and got the chance to see the Oval Office.

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