President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed 11-year-old Frank to the White House after he wrote to the president offering to cut the White House lawn.
Frank even offered to cut the lawn for free, even though he usually charges $8. The president happily accepted the little boy’s offer.
The photos of Trump interacting with Frank while he mowed the White House lawn Friday quickly went viral, and it’s easy to see why. The photos not only humanize the commander in chief, but they also capture the boy’s inspiring entrepreneurial spirit.Mike Theiler/AFP/Getty Images
Here’s what Frank’s letter to the president said:
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 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.
But as we’ve learned, ever since the 2016 presidential election, nothing can be nonpolitical when it comes to Trump.
Critics, including Gary Legum of IJR’s liberal vertical The Response, actually attacked President Trump for supposedly violating “child labor laws” by granting the boy’s wish and letting him mow the lawn.
IMPEACH HIM! – Trump Violates Child Labor Law for Photo Op https://t.co/YhiUOAhbTj
Not sending a great signal on child labor, minimum wage & occupational safety >> Trump White House lets a 10-year-old volunteer mow its lawn https://t.co/uj7N9Mr8Yi
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) September 15, 2017
Now Trump is promoting child labor. Yay!
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (@presidouche) September 15, 2017
Guess Trump doesn't understand about child labor laws
— Jules (@BaittyJulie) September 15, 2017
Child labor is a big Trump thing. Nice to see you didnt outsource this job.
— Paula ??❤??❤??❤?? (@PaulaInTulsaOK) September 15, 2017
Ivanka is not the only trump who prefers child labor
— MFB (@stamishinc) September 15, 2017
Let’s do better, America.