US Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday

22:52  13 september  2017
22:52  13 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Child who offered to mow the @ WhiteHouse lawn in letter to @POTUS will be here to cut the grass in Rosegarden Friday pic.twitter.com/Few9NXoKU0. The Washington Post eventually located the boy .

EXCLUSIVE: Father of Va. boy who offers to mow White House lawn speaks to FOX 5. At her press briefing on Wednesday, Sanders read another letter -- this time from a Virginia boy named Frank Giaccio, who just turned 11 years old.

Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday© Provided by The Hill Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday The young boy who offered to mow the White House lawn is getting his chance to do so, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

Frank, a 10-year-old from Falls Church, Va., is set to visit the White House on Friday, where he'll work with the groundskeeping crew and mow the Rose Garden's lawn, Sanders told reporters at the White House press briefing.

"He'll work with the grounds keeping crew here at the White House and will help cut the grass at the Rose Garden," she said. "The president is committing to keeping the American Dream alive for kids, like Frank, and we're all looking forward to having him here."

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President Trump wished Frank a happy birthday (he turned 11 this week) and offered him the chance to visit the White House . That might be a blessing in disguise, since it would take young Frank at least 30 hours to mow all 18 acres of the White House lawn .

EXCLUSIVE: Father of Va. boy who offers to mow White House lawn speaks to FOX 5. © Copyright 2000 - 2016 Fox Television Stations, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sanders read Frank's letter at a press briefing early last month. In it, he offered his services, even saying that he would bring extra fuel and batteries for his equipment.

"Even though I'm only 10, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for," the letter reads.

Sanders has taken to occasionally reading letters from President Trump's supporters, particularly children, at press briefings. In July, the press secretary read an adoring letter from a 9-year-old child named Dylan, who goes by the nickname "Pickle," sparking an debate on the Internet about whether it was a hoax.

The Washington Post eventually located the boy.

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