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We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
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President Trump tweeted thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Falls Church, Va., who got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden.
Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn't even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work.
When the boy finally paused, the president called him the "future of the country right here" and asked what he wants to be when he grows up. "A Navy SEAL!" Trump exclaimed. "Well, he'll make it."
The White House said that FX had written to Trump to say he admires the president's business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business.
According to a letter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read to reporters, the boy wrote that it would be his "honor to mow the White House lawn." He also enclosed a menu of his services, which include weed-whacking.
"It's probably the biggest day of my life so far," FX said on Friday.
He added that his day was "jam-packed" with media interviews, watering plants, mowing the lawn and visiting the Oval Office with his dad. "It was a lot bigger than I thought," he said.
FX said he normally charges $8 per lawn but decided to mow the White House lawn free of charge.