Trump calls meeting with family of dead British teenager ‘beautiful’ but sad


U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had a beautiful but sad White House meeting with a British family whose son was killed in the collision in England of his motorbike with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat’s wife.

Harry Dunn, 19, died in the collision near an air force base in central England used by the U.S. military. The diplomat’s wife, Anne Sacoolas, left Britain under a disputed claim of diplomatic immunity.

The White House meeting took place on Tuesday.

A lawyer for the teenager’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said on Wednesday that Trump’s national security adviser had heaped pain on the grieving parents by trying to bring Sacoolas into the White House meeting.

The family said that they want to meet Sacoolas in Britain, where she can be interviewed by police.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Howard Goller

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