Eleven-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio sent a letter to the White House asking if he could mow the lawn there. On Friday, he got his wish, mowing the Rose Garden and getting a tour of the White House. He also met President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
This story was so delightful that only someone with a heart of stone could frown upon it. Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times‘ former labor reporter, is that man. (Will it surprise you to learn that The New York Times‘ former labor reporter has decidedly liberal views on labor? No, it will not.)
Greenhouse wrote a series of tweets lambasting the mowing of lawns by an 11-year-old:
Greenhouse went on to tweet a bunch more, saying that he’d written a lot about child labor and that the American Academy of Pediatrics says you should be 12 before operating a mower. (Fun fact: this same academy also recommended that parents talk to their children about Donald Trump’s election victory, so they can avoid long-term psychological trauma from it.)
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