A 10-year-old boy named Frank, who runs his own lawn mowing business, wrote to President Donald Trump offering to mow the White House lawn.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read Frank’s letter to the press corp at the White House briefing on Wednesday.
“As I mentioned last week, I want to take time to recognize people from around the country that write in and ask the President questions. And today I wanted to read you a special letter to the President from someone who embodies the enterprising and ambitious spirit of America.
“Frank from Falls Church, Virginia wrote: Dear Mr. President, it would be my honor to mow the White House lawn for some weekend for you. Even though I’m only 10, I’d 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.’ And he’ll do that with no charge.
The White House and grounds cover just over 18 acres, which of course includes the buildings and gardens. A push mower, which presumably Frank operates, can mow an acre of grass in 101 minutes, so that would be roughly 30 hours of work to groom the White House.