At the on-camera White House Press Briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders read aloud a letter from a 9-year-old Dylan
Sarah H. Sanders: To remind us a little bit more often about some of the forgotten men, women, and children that we’re here to serve and that the President is fighting for, we’re going to start the White House briefing every once in a while with a letter or an email that we may receive from some of those individuals.
To kick it off with that process, I’d like to read you a letter from 9-year-old Dylan:
“My name is Dylan Harbin, but everybody calls me Pickle. I’m nine years old, and you’re my favorite President. I like you so much that I had a birthday about you. My cake was the shape of your hat.”
And then Dylan goes on to ask a few questions: “How old are you?” Dylan, President Trump is 71 years old. “How big is the White House?” The White House is 168 feet long, it’s 70 feet tall on the south side, and 60 feet, four inches tall on the north, and it takes 300 gallons of white paint to cover the exterior of the White House residence. It has 132 rooms and approximately 55,000 square feet. “How much money do you have?” Dylan, I’m not sure, but I know it’s a lot.
“I don’t know why people don’t like you.” Me either, Dylan. “You seem really nice. Can we be friends?” I’m happy to say that I directly spoke to the President, Dylan, and he would be more than happy to be your friend. “My picture is in here. So, if you can, see me and say hello.” Dylan, I hope you’re watching, because the President wanted me to personally tell you hello. “Your friend, Dylan.”
Dylan, thanks for writing to the President. And if you’re ever in Washington, D.C., I hope you’ll stop by and let us show you around the White House.