While everyone else is worrying about the DACA program and ESPN, President Trump was busy making one 11-year-old dreams come true. This is what a truly great leader does for his people. Trump knows how to keep things classy and that is what he did when he let Frank from Virginia mow the White House lawn.
“I always wanted to do something big and so I was like, ‘Why don’t we just start here?’ This seems like the perfect example,” Frank, who is from Falls Church, Virginia, told reporters. “I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” Frank wrote at the time.
He sent a letter to the White House asking if he could do it. His usual rate — $8. But for this special occasion, he said he would even do it for free. Asked why he would go for free, “My dad said, ‘Just do it for free,’ and I was like, ‘Fine,’ and that’s where it’s gonna go.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had some fun with the story.
“Make sure these guys pay you top dollar. Tell them if you’re part of the press, you have a special deal that’s double the normal rate,” she joked. “I think that’s pretty fair.”
Frank is hard at work in the Rose Garden and doing a great job! pic.twitter.com/u4f2DtLvu6
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 15, 2017
This is an amazing example of why President Trump is so amazing with kids. He will do whatever it takes to make just one child’s day great. If only the rest of the country saw what he is trying to do here.
This was Frank’s dream. Never would he have thought that he could actually have been able to do something like this. But here were are and here is Frank, doing his work for the President of the United States.
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
This First Family is just about as classy as it gets. It is too bad they are treated with such hate on a daily basis. Frank will never forget this day and will be telling his friends all about it until the day he dies. “Hey, guys, I got to mow the lawn for the President and you didn’t!”
H/T World Politic US