An 11-year-old Virginia boy recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking if he could mow the White House lawn, and on Friday, he got his wish.
White House officials tweeted photos of Frank Giaccio of Falls Church, Virginia, as he was “hard at work” mowing the lawn Friday morning.
— Natalie Strom (@NStrom45) September 15, 2017
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
Trump came out to greet Frank while he worked.
“Wow, great job, Frank,” Trump said. Frank kept working but eventually stopped to shake hands with the president.
Trump asked Frank what he would like to do when he grows up. He replied that he wants to be a Navy SEAL.
“Well, he’ll make it, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump said. “That’s a good choice.”
Addressing onlookers, Trump said, “future of the country right there.”
“We’re lucky, that’s the real future of the country,” he added.
Trump went on to say that Frank “will be very famous, he’s going to be a Navy SEAL someday, he’s going to do great things for our country.”
Trump called Frank’s work “perfect” and offered to bring him into the Oval Office.
“Maybe he’ll be president,” Trump said.
WATCH: President Trump greets 11-year-old Frank Giaccio, who volunteered to mow the lawn at the White House https://t.co/HqfkbqmjYc
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 15, 2017
What did Frank write to the president?
At a press briefing last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter Frank wrote to Trump, in which the youngster wrote that “it would be my honor” to mow the White House lawn.
“Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my own business,” he wrote, adding that he has mowed his neighbors’ lawns “for some time.” He also offered to bring “extra fuel” for the lawnmower.