Dalton, Georgia girl invited to White House after writing letter to President Trump
A 7-year-old girl from Dalton, Georgia has been invited to the White House after writing a letter to President Donald Trump.
During Thursday's news conference, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter MacKenzie Koger wrote to the president.
"I know you're a busy man, but if you could meet me, or at least see your office, it would make my day. And I would love to shake your hand."
Sanders says MacKenzie is invited to come by the White House during Spring Break for a tour.
You can read the entire statement and letter from the conference below:
"It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to share a letter to the President from the podium, and I have one today that I think you'll all enjoy.
This one is from Mackenzie of Dalton, Georgia. Mackenzie is seven years old and is in the second grade. And she wrote:
'Dear President Trump, I'm writing to tell you how much I appreciate all you're doing. I think you're an awesome President. In fact, I voted for you in my school election. My mom is bringing me to D.C. on spring break this year, and I'm very excited. I've never been there before, and I can't wait to see everything.
I am most excited to see the White House. My mom said we have to write someone to ask to come in, and I hope we can. I know you're a busy man, but if you could meet me, or at least see your office, it would make my day. And I would love to shake your hand.
You're our leader, a hero, and a great man, and I can't wait to see you and help make America great again. Sincerely, Mackenzie, you're biggest fan.
P.S. If you would like, I can bring something to eat when I come. I've always heard food brings people together.'
Well, Mackenzie, I had the opportunity to share your letter with the President earlier today, and he said he would love for you to come and visit us here at the White House during spring break. I'll give you a tour personally, and if the President is here, he'd love to meet you as well."
You can watch Thursday's entire White House news conference here: