Thursday, 23 November, 2017

'Frank from Falls Church' mows lawn at White House

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Lillian Steele | 16 September, 2017, 01:18

But young entrepreneur Frank Giaccio of Falls Church, Virginia chose to dream big, and asked if he could bring his lawn-mowing business to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The White House accepted his offer and Frank was invited to mow the grass in the Rose Garden today under the watchful eye of uniformed park service workers.

Giaccio, who has his own lawn mowing business wrote a letter to the President asking if he could mow the lawn at the White House.

When the boy finally paused, the president called him the "future of the country right here" and asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Frank said he wants to be a Navy SEAL, to which Trump exclaimed, "He'll make it". Trump added, "Maybe he'll be President".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders originally read Frank's letter during a press briefing in early August.

"It's probably the biggest day of my life so far", FX said afterward.

This was not Frank's first lawn-mowing rodeo. "I think that's pretty fair".

Frank said in an interview with CNN that he usually charges his neighbors $8 per lawn, but would waive his fees for the White House. He also enclosed a menu of his services, which include weed-whacking.

"I didn't actually know I was going to come up on TV", Frank said.

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

Giaccio capped off the day with a trip to the Oval Office.

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