Trump High-Fives Youngster Who Volunteered to Mow White House Lawn

Katrina Barker
September 16, 2017

The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.

Frank, who considers himself a young entrepreneur, told ABC News he's a "huge fan" of Trump and that "both mowing the lawn and meeting the president" were the highlights of his day. "I admire your business background and have started my own business", he wrote, adding that he has mowed his neighbors' lawns "for some time". Frank apparently wants to be a Navy SEAL someday, and the president believes "he'll make it". He also took Frank and his father to the Oval Office and showed them round, late tweeting to thank the boy.

It is unclear what Giaccio and the president chatted about when Trump strolled over to check on the work.

This was not Frank's first lawn-mowing rodeo. "It was a lot bigger than I thought", he said.

I half-expected Salon or maybe Slate to run this story under the headline, "Trump violates child labor laws at the White House".

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Giaccio was not paid for his work at the Executive Mansion, though he typically charges $8 per lawn.

In video posted on Twitter, Giaccio - sporting a red shirt and shorts - is seen pushing a lawnmower in the Rose Garden as Trump approaches him.

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

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

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