A former New York Times labor reporter has been slammed on social media for a snarky tweet reaching the White House for letting an 11 -year-old boy mow the Rose Garden lawn last week.

Steven Greenhouse, who worked for the Times for 31 years and still writes for the paper on occasion, took issue with the feel-good story of the boy, Frank Giaccio, of Falls Church, Va ., who showed up at the White House Friday to cut the grass at the invitation of President Trump.

“Not sending a great signal on child labor, minimum wage& occupational safety >> Trump White House lets a 10 -year-old volunteer mow its lawn, ” Greenhouse, who encompassed unions for much of his time at the newspaper, tweeted.

The Daily Wire website slammed Greenhouse’s tweet as the “dumbest” ever posted on Twitter.

Others were just as critical.