WASHINGTON - 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.
His letter was shared by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing last month.
Sanders tweeted a picture Friday morning showing Giaccio dressed in shorts and pushing his lawn mower. Huckabee wrote, "Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job!"
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
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."
The Associated Press contributed to this report