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Liberals' newest attack on Trump for letting 11-year-old kid mow WH grass is mind-boggling

President Trump was accused of breaking child labor laws after allowing an 11-year-old kid to mow in the Rose Garden. Except, the kid asked to do it and no laws were broken. (MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump was accused of breaking child labor laws on Friday after the White House let an 11-year-old Virginia boy assist in cutting the White House lawn.

Who is the kid?

Young Frank Giaccio sent Trump a letter earlier this year offering his lawn care services. Giaccio told Trump he started his own lawn care business and would even work on the White House's lawn for free.

Frank became somewhat of an internet sensation on Friday after he was pictured with Trump.

Frank even did multiple interviews with major media outlets like Fox News and CNN. He also talked to the media in the White House press briefing room.

Why the accusations

Frank's story went viral Friday, mostly because it was a super cool, feel good story. With all of the negative news in the press these days, who doesn't love a story about a young boy wanting to cut the White House lawn — and then actually getting to do so?

But not everyone was enthusiastic about Frank' endeavors:

Did Trump really violate child labor laws?

The Fair Labor Standards Act, which includes child labor laws, says that children under 14 can work chore-like jobs, including lawn care. The laws also outline a laundry list of other jobs young teenagers can work. As long as the work "is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities," the job is fair game.

So good on Frank for embracing the American spirit and a solid work ethic at such a young age. If more kids took Frank's approach to work, we'd really be getting somewhere.

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