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10-year-old boy has unusual request for President Trump

A 10-year-old boy writes letter to President Trump with unusual request — he wants to mow the White House lawn for free. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced last week she would occasionally read letters that President Donald Trump received from children across the nation during daily press briefings.

During Wednesday's briefing, Sanders read a letter from a young boy named Frank, who had quite a unique request to ask of the president. The 10-year-old Virginia resident asked Trump if he could be granted the opportunity to mow the White House lawn — for free.

"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," Frank wrote. "I admire your business background and have started my own business."

Frank wrote that he has mowed his neighbors' lawns for some time now, and he wanted to contribute whatever he could to help get the job done.

"Here's a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker," he said. "I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the weed whacker. I will do this at no charge."

Sanders responded to Frank's inquiry at the press briefing, saying the president wanted him to know he's doing a great job, and to keep up the hard work. She also gave the young boy exciting news, telling him he would have the opportunity to work with the White House groundskeeper.

"They would love to show you how the U.S. Park Service maintains the 18 acres of the White House complex and he would love to give you the opportunity to cut the grass in the Rose Garden," Sanders said. "It's our responsibility to keep the American Dream alive for kids like Frank, immigrants who are already here and those who dream of immigrating here in the future."

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