Trump Invites 11-year-old Boy to Mow Rose Garden Lawn (Photos)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

President Donald Trump high-fived Frank Giaccio, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church. The White House says Frank wrote Trump to say he admires the president’s business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business.

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Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., left, is assisted by a member of the National Park Service, and his father Greg Giaccio, as he gets back to mowing the lawn after President Donald Trump said goodbye, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. The 11-year-old, who wrote the president requesting to mow the lawn at the White House, was so focused on the job at hand the he didn’t notice the president until he was right next to him. (AP Photo\/Jacquelyn Martin)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"

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Frank was so focused on pushing the lawn mower, he didn’t notice Trump had emerged to greet him until the president was next to him in the Rose Garden.

Trump says Frank is “the future of the country” and will soon be “very famous.”

Frank said he wants to be a Navy SEAL, to which Trump exclaimed, “He’ll make it.”

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