What’s more exciting: mowing the grass or meeting the president?
For Frank Giacco, the answer was clear. Lawns comes first.
After 11-year-old Frank wrote the White House offering his landscaping services free of charge – “I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for”, he wrote in a letter read by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – he got his wish.
“The president is committed to keeping the American dream alive for kids like Frank”, Ms Sanders said.
But if young Frank – who goes by the initials FX – was awed by the rarified landscape he was trimming or overwhelmed by meeting the president, he didn’t show it.
Video posted on Twitter shows Mr Trump approaching FX, who determinedly kept pushing his mower – right past the president.
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“He’s taking it very seriously”, a voice can be heard saying.
Frank was all business. Didn’t even stop to say hi when POTUS came out. pic.twitter.com/SpB43z1Jwp
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) September 15, 2017
FX seemed a little more interested in a subsequent photo, shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, that shows the young man posing for a photo with Mr Trump in the Oval Office.
Standing with FX and his father, Mr Trump said before heading into the White House: “We’ll bring them into the Oval Office. Maybe he’ll be president.”
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) September 15, 2017
“It’s probably the biggest day of my life so far,” FX said afterward.
He added that his day was “jam-packed” with media interviews, watering plants, as well as mowing the lawn and the visit to the Oval Office with his dad. “It was a lot bigger than I thought,” he said.