Young boy granted wish to mow White House lawn

Pauline Gross
September 16, 2017

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.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter from the child named Frank at a briefing last month.

It was Frank's idea to write a letter to the White House earlier this year, asking for the honor to mow the White House lawn and "show the nation what young people like me are ready for".

Not even a chat with President Trump himself could stop an 11-year-old boy from fulfilling his wish of mowing the White House lawn.

Trump took him up on his offer to cut the grass and run a weed-whacker at the white house for free. "Maybe he'll be president someday".

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"My dad didn't think I was going to meet the president at all - I was just going to mow the Rose Garden".

Later, the president pat Frank on the back and called him the "future of our country", according to pool reports. "I admire your business background and have started my own business", he wrote, noting he would cut the presidential grass at no charge.

Trump gave some encouragement and a high-five for the hard work, telling Frank he was doing a "great job".

He told CNN that mowing the lawn was such an honour that he even waived his usual $8 fee.

Sanders also announced that Frank was going to be invited to the White House and would get the chance to mow the lawn.

Other reports by GizPress

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