If the radical left could get away with it, today’s headline would read “Shocker: President Trump exploits child labor,” to distort the heart-warming story about an 11-year-old Virginia youngster who visited the White House Friday to fulfill an offer to mow the lawn for free (he usually charges $8).
Frank Giaccio, who goes by the nickname “FX,” may never have to worry about fame among his classmates, because he made the big time, heading into the weekend with interviews on Fox News and CNN. Earlier in the summer, he had written the president to express his desire to cut the White House lawn. The Falls Church lad actually has a lawn mowing business, a “one-man” operation, but Trump accepted the offer and Giaccio showed up Friday to visit with the White House grounds keepers and fire up the lawn mower.
He told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, “I always wanted to do something big and so I was like, ‘Why don’t we just start here?’ This seems like the perfect example.”
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Frank Giaccio’s letter to the president:
“Dear Mr. President. It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn for some weekend for you. Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for.”
Trump even showed up to critique Frank’s work, shake his hand and invite him and his father into the Oval Office, Fox News reported.
Giaccio’s story has streaked across social media. Who says the entrepreneurial spirit has died with the current generation of American youngsters?
Frank even donned hearing protection, so OSHA…hands off!
The youngster had a good day for his chore, too. Weather Friday morning was mild with a blue sky.
In an earlier time, American youth was inspired by the challenge from President John F. Kennedy, who declared, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Mowing the White House lawn may not seem like much, but when you’re 11-years-old and do it for free when your usual fee is 8 bucks, even JFK couldn’t expect more.
Giaccio told Fox News’ Jesse Watters that he will share expenses with his dad to purchase a leaf blower so he can continue business into the fall. And he may also purchase a big set of Legos.
President Trump better take good care of the place. With initiative like this, Frank could be back in the White House in a couple of decades…calling the shots.