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US President Donald Trump looks on as 11-year-old Frank Giaccio cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington September 15, 2017. — Reuters picUS President Donald Trump looks on as 11-year-old Frank Giaccio cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington September 15, 2017. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Sept 16 — An 11-year-old boy earned a “great job” and a high five from US President Donald Trump for mowing the White House lawn yesterday.

Frank Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, wrote the president earlier this year saying that he owned his own lawn-mowing business and it would an “honour” to mow the White House lawn.

The White House accepted his offer and Frank was invited to mow the grass in the Rose Garden yesterday under the watchful eye of uniformed park service workers.

Wearing goggles, a red shirt, khaki shorts, black sneakers and work gloves, Frank went to work in the Rose Garden around 9:30am (1330 GMT).

Trump appeared about 10 minutes later, gave Frank a high five and told him he was doing a “great job.”

Interviewed on the Fox Business network before heading to the White House, Frank said the day was shaping up to be “pretty much the best day of my life.” — AFP

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