Frank “Lawnmower Boy” Giaccio made national headlines when he was seen mowing the White House lawn and meeting President Donald Trump.
After writing a letter to the president offering to mow the first lawn, according to Fox News Insider, the White House “hired” the 11-year-old for a day. Interestingly enough, Giaccio also sent a letter to former President Barack Obama, but only received a “form letter.”
Giaccio wrote the president to tell him about his lawnmowing business. He stated that he wanted to mow the White House lawn “at no charge.” He writes,
“Dear Mr. President:
It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier. Here’s a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker. I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the weed whacker. I will do this at no charge.”
Last Friday, Giaccio got his wish. He was seen mowing the lawn in front of the White House. Later, President Trump met the intrepid 11-year-old and complimented Giaccio on his work. He tweeted,
“Frank ‘FX’ Giaccio-On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania & myself, THANK YOU for doing a GREAT job this morning! @NatlParkService gives you an A+!”
Apparently, Trump was impressed with the work of the budding entrepreneur! The next day, Giaccio appeared on “Fox & Friends” to talk about mowing the lawn and meeting the president. He said it was “really, really cool” to meet Trump.
Giaccio also said that his letter to Trump wasn’t the first he had written to a president. He had also written to former President Obama. He said,
“Well, my last one, which went to President Obama, I got a letter back. But I knew it wasn’t handwritten, so I knew that this one was actually better when Sarah took it to the briefing room.”
It appears Giaccio received a stock response from the Obama administration. This time around, he managed to get his letter in front of President Trump and his wish was fulfilled.
Of course, there is no way to know whether or not President Obama actually received Giaccio’s letter. However, the fact that Trump’s team took notice and helped Giaccio get his wish shows that the administration isn’t the monster the media wants us to believe it is.
This story directly contradicts the press’ characterization of the president — which is probably why so many on the left have used this story to mock him. Even a heartwarming story such as this must be used as a weapon against Trump. Fortunately, not everyone buys into the establishment media’s narrative.
The fact of the matter is this: it is important for the American public to see at least a semblance of common decency in the White House — even if it’s being shown by a president with whom we disagree. Regardless of who is in office, stories such as these give us a welcome break from the ugliness of politics.