WASHINGTON: The parents of a British teen killed in a road crash involving an American diplomat's wife met with President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday (Oct 15) to urge that she be returned to Britain to face justice.
Trump met with Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles and dropped a "bombshell" that the woman at the wheel, Anne Sacoolas, was in the building and willing to meet them.
The couple said they refused.
"We made it very clear that, as we've said all along, we will meet with her … and we would still love to meet with her, but it has to be on our terms and on UK soil," Charles told reporters after the meeting, which lasted about 15 minutes.
"She needs to come back and face the justice system," she said.
Harry Dunn, aged 19, died on Aug 27 in a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a car being driven on the wrong side of the road in Northamptonshire in central England.
Sacoolas was interviewed by police but flew back to the United States after claiming diplomatic immunity.
She has not been charged with criminal wrongdoing, but her claim of immunity and return to the US have provoked an uproar in Britain.
In his surprise meeting with Dunn's parents, Trump indicated Sacoolas would not be returning to Britain but was sympathetic.
"When we first got there, he extended his condolences to us, which did feel sincere. I don't suppose we would have expected anything else. Many of his staff also did the same," Charles said.
Trump "was quite respondent", she said.
At end of their meeting "I asked him again, I said, 'If it was your 19-year-old son, or your son no matter what age, you would be doing the same as me.' And he was holding my hand at the time and he said, 'Yes, I would' and he said 'Maybe we'll try and push this from a different angle',&quRead More – Source