- The Washington Times - Friday, September 15, 2017

President Trump and 11-year-old Frank Giaccio met at the White House on Friday as the boy lived out his dream to mow the Rose Garden lawn.

A budding businessman who mows his neighbors’ lawns in Falls Church, Virginia, took a shot this year with a pitch to the leader of the free world — and it paid off. Mr. Giaccio wrote a letter to the White House saying it would an an “honor” to bring his tools to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and Mr. Trump obliged.

“Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” Mr. Giaccio wrote the president in a letter released Aug. 2. “I admire your business background and have started my own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time.”

The boy, now 11, and his father showed up on Friday ready for business. The fee: a “regular price” of $8.

“Future of the country right there. We’re lucky,” Mr. Trump told reporters, ABC News reported.

Mr. Giaccio also told the president that he planned on becoming a Navy SEAL as an adult.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that a White House groundskeeping crew would assist the boy in completing his task.

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