White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened her comments at Wednesday's press briefing by reading a letter from a 10-year-old who asked to mow the White House lawn.
Sanders read a letter from a then-10-year-old who since turned 11 named Frank, who wrote that he has been mowing his neighbors' lawns in nearby Falls Church, Va.
“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,” Frank wrote in the letter.
Sanders said Frank attached the flyer for his lawn-mowing business and offered to bring along extra supplies for treating the White House lawn.
She then invited Frank to spend a morning at the White House and to mow the lawn in the Rose Garden, and said President Trump told her that Frank was “doing a great job.”
Sanders tied the letter to the immigration plan President Trump backed earlier Wednesday that would restrict the level of legal immigration into the country.
“It’s our responsibility to keep the American dream alive for kids like Frank, immigrants who are already here and those who dream of immigrating here in the future,” she said.