It was dark when Harry Dunn’s family entered the Oval Office on the evening of October 15, 2019.
They travelled to the US 48 hours ago to speak to TV networks to highlight what they called a “gross injustice”. Annie Sacoolas left the UK after killing their son.
Harry’s parents, Charlotte and Tim, were talking to Sky News on the roof terrace of a skyscraper in New York when they received a call for a meeting at the White House without warning.
They immediately hopped on an Amtrak train and went on a three-and-a-half-hour trip to Washington.
They didn’t realize the president at the time until they stepped into the Oval Office, the official office of the President of the United States. trump card actually there.
Harry’s mum Charlotte Charles explained: “Soon he wanted to take a nice little photo with Annie Sacoolas.”
The woman who killed their son was sitting in a room next door, apparently ready to meet them.
“Then I spoke … and said, ‘We’re not for that. We’re here to make sure the US government and Annie Sacoolas do the right thing’,” Mrs Charles said.
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“You know, we need justice for Harry, this is my full five-minute conversation with Donald Trump straight from me to him, without taking my eyes off him.
“I did my best to contact him, but when he realised we didn’t have a chance to take pictures and meet her, it definitely got cold.”
Mrs Charles said she made it clear to the president and other officials present that Mrs Sacoolas must face justice in the UK before they meet. She claims someone pointed out to her that a “treasurer” was in the room.
“We’re not there for payback. We’re there to get justice for our boys. They can’t get enough money to write checks,” she said.
“We’re just not there. We’re there to get her to do the right thing and let them do the right thing.
“He was absolutely mean to us, they all did. From the moment we said no, they were not pleasant at all, very intimidating.”
After the meeting, the president told reporters that he had earlier spoken to the then British prime minister. Boris Johnson About having Mrs. Sacoolas in the meeting. He said: “I spoke to Boris. He asked me if I would do it. I did.
“Unfortunately, they wanted to see her, and unfortunately when we brought everyone together, they decided not to.
“Maybe they had lawyers involved at the time, I don’t know for sure. I know people are lovely and very nice and they are very sad.”
“America does it their way,” said Mrs. Charles, “and it’s simply not the right way. We still have far more questions than we get answers. But, go ahead, well, we’ll try our hardest. Make sure this doesn’t happen again.”