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LAKEWOOD, CO - 10-year-old Jeremiah Irving takes the old 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have' mantra to heart. He comes to school nearly every day dressed in a suit and tie. Yeahâ?¦a suit and tie.
His current job is a fourth grader in Colorado but he aspires to be President of the United States and takes this dream seriously.
"I just wanted to be President because as President I want to help people," Jeremiah says.
For now, he's known as the 'President of the Playground' at Eiber Elementary school in Lakewood, CO and he dresses the part at least 4 days a week.
He calls the jungle gym his "White House" where he meets his "senior staff" to solve playground problems. Watch the video above to see Jeremiah give a tour of his presidential domain.
However, the aspiring POTUS said his concerns reach much further than the sandbox. Donning a clip-on 'power tie,' black suit and dress shoes, Jeremiah said his father's recent deportation to Mexico makes immigration a hot topic for him.
"As President of the United States, I want to help with immigration laws," he said.
"He's making a (pretend) passport for himself because he wants to reunite with his father and he doesn't always understand why the United States has kicked his father out of his country," Wendy Irving, Jeremiah's grandmother, said.
She said she sees his 'dress to impress' attitude as a signal he's headed for great things.
"I don't know any kids like him that gets up every day and dresses in a suit and tie for regular public school," Wendy Irving said. "I do have a feeling that this child is going somewhere."
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