2019-10-16 23:43:59 UTC
In a move that would have been rejected from even the sleaziest, most
exploitative reality TV franchise of the mid 2000s, the Trump administration
attempted to engineer a surprise meeting for the cameras between the grieving
parents of a 19-year-old British man killed in a car crash and the diplomats
wife who was involved in the accident and immediately fled the country.
Literally what in the fuck is wrong with these people?
The New York Times reported on the extremely upsetting surprise that awaited
Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, who have come to the United States to demand the
return of Anne Sacoolas to the United Kingdom, when they got to the White House
to meet with Trump:
Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American diplomat and the driver involved in
the crash that killed their son, was in an adjacent room, waiting to meet them.
The police in England said she had fled the country while claiming immunity.
Britain and the United States have been involved in a diplomatic tug of war ever
Mr. Trump, a former reality television star well versed in the language of
staging a spectacle for the cameras, had another surprise. Members of the White
House press corps were in another room.
Apparently they were waiting to record any meeting between the grieving parents
and the woman they had pleaded with in teary television interviews to return to
Britain to face the police and to meet them so they could get answers.
The couple said no. We would still love to meet with her, said Charles, but
it has to be on our terms and on U.K. soil, adding, She needs to come back and
face the justice system. The Northamptonshire police have said they suspect
Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.
This stories continues to unfold even as a British family has been detained for
days, for accidentally crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada. Its
almost as though, on top of everything else, the Trump administration is
determined to undermine the relationship with Americas closest ally, which is
weird, considering that the GOP would run the zombie corpse of Winston Churchill
as its presidential candidate if possible.