TRUMP! Exploiting Parents Grief For A Photo Op

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn

It’s been a while since I wrote about President Donald J. Trump, but his latest disgraceful action is a new low which has inspired me to write about his administration’s exploitation of a British family’s grief.

Harry Dunn, aged 19, was killed while riding his motorcycle near Croughton, Northamptonshire, UK, when he collided with a Volvo XC90, driven by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence officer, on the wrong side of the road, on the evening of August 27, 2019. Sacoolas, quickly fled the country after the incident, to return to the US, claiming diplomatic immunity as the spouse of a US government employee.

Since then, the Trump administration has refused to compel Mrs. Sacoolas to return to the UK to be questioned by British police and stand trial, upholding her claim that she has diplomatic immunity.

Harry Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn have been doing everything they can to get Mrs. Sacoolas extradited to face justice, have been in the USA seeking justice for their 19-year-old son.

Yesterday, national security adviser Robert O’Brien invited Charlotte and Tim to the White House to meet President Trump. Which, of course, would be in front of a gaggle of photographers, as is par for the course for the reality TV president. What the Dunn family was not told is that Anne Sacoolas was in an adjoining room, ready to enter, ambushing the Dunn’s in front of the waiting photographers.

Harry Dunn’s parents rejected the meeting with Mrs. Sacoolas after being blindsided by the President, not giving Trump the photo op he desired. The Trump administration doesn’t give a fuck about anything other than spin and photo ops, inviting the grieving family of a teenager who was killed by a US citizen, driving on the wrong side of the road, to face their son’s killer at a moments notice.

A quote from Trump; and I shit you not, “and, the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and it can happen, you know, those are the opposite roads, it happens.” I call bullshit, if you are too fucking stupid to understand that the flow of traffic is switched, you should not be driving. I was used to driving on the left in the UK, then I came to the US, and not once have I driven on the wrong side of the road.

As Mrs. Sacoolas fled the UK, returning to her native USA, her diplomatic immunity is no longer in effect and can be extradited to the UK. The only question is, will the Trump administration abide by the US-UK extradition treaty? This is Trump we are talking about, so we can assume that he will ignore the treaty, refusing to extradite Mrs. Sacoolas, based on the numerous times he has personally flouted the law.

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