A young boy who mowed the White House lawn Friday can’t be a Democrat because he gave to the government rather than looking for a handout, according to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
“Don’t guess this kid will be a Democrat — he’s giving to the gov’t instead of asking gov’t to give to him. Frank — future GOP,” Huckabee tweeted.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 15, 2017
Huckabee’s tweet was in response to 11-year-old Frank Giaccio, who offered in August to mow the White House lawn for free.
As part of a new custom, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads letters from children during some White House news conferences.
One of the letters she read in early August came from Giaccio. Trump accepted the offer after the young boy said it would be an “honor to mow the White House lawn.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 2, 2017
“Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” the letter said. “I admire your background in business, and I’ve started my own.”
Giaccio arrived at the White House on Friday ready to work, and he even got the opportunity to meet Trump.
Several images and videos have surfaced on social media of the young boy mowing the lawn and his exchange with Trump, who thanked him for doing a great job.
— Yahoo News Photos (@yahoophoto) September 15, 2017
“Great job, Frank!”
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) September 15, 2017
“A presidential high-five for Frank the lawnmower boy, while hard at working trimming the grass in the Rose Garden this morning,” wrote Mark Knoller, CBS News’ White House correspondent.
A presidential high-five for Frank the lawnmower boy, while hard at working trimming the grass in the Rose Garden this morning. pic.twitter.com/QyW1XUUx97
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 15, 2017
Frank said he typically charges $8 to mow a lawn, but said it was his honor to mow the White House lawn and that he would do it for free.
Trump later tweeted a video of Frank, thanking him for mowing the White House lawn and for his hard work.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Trump also said Frank is “the future of the country” and would become “very famous.”
After Frank said he wanted to grow up and become a Navy SEAL, Trump said, “He’ll make it.”
“That’s the real future of the country right there — we’re lucky,” Trump said. “Maybe he’ll be president someday.”
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source: Western Journalism