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Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday

The Hill logo The Hill 9/13/2017 Max Greenwood
Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday © Provided by The Hill Boy who offered to mow White House lawn gets chance on Friday The young boy who offered to mow the White House lawn is getting his chance to do so, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

Frank, a 10-year-old from Falls Church, Va., is set to visit the White House on Friday, where he'll work with the groundskeeping crew and mow the Rose Garden's lawn, Sanders told reporters at the White House press briefing.

"He'll work with the grounds keeping crew here at the White House and will help cut the grass at the Rose Garden," she said. "The president is committing to keeping the American Dream alive for kids, like Frank, and we're all looking forward to having him here."

Sanders read Frank's letter at a press briefing early last month. In it, he offered his services, even saying that he would bring extra fuel and batteries for his equipment.

"Even though I'm only 10, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for," the letter reads.

Sanders has taken to occasionally reading letters from President Trump's supporters, particularly children, at press briefings. In July, the press secretary read an adoring letter from a 9-year-old child named Dylan, who goes by the nickname "Pickle," sparking an debate on the Internet about whether it was a hoax.

The Washington Post eventually located the boy.

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