BBC: Harry Dunn’s parents rejected a “bombshell” offer from Donald Trump to meet the woman accused of involvement in their son’s fatal crash.
Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said they felt “a little ambushed” when the president revealed Anne Sacoolas was in the next room at the White House.
Mrs Sacoolas returned to the United States under diplomatic immunity days after the crash which killed Harry, 19.
Harry’s parents said they wanted to meet Mrs Sacoolas, 42, in the UK.
Mr Dunn said a White House official told them she would not be returning to the UK, but Mr Trump said he would “try to push this from a different angle”.
Harry Dunn died on 27 August when his motorcycle crashed with a Volvo near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
Mrs Sacoolas – who is reportedly married to a US intelligence official stationed at the base – was interviewed by police but then returned to the United States after claiming diplomatic immunity.
That status has since been cast into doubt by the Foreign Office and Mr Dunn’s family want Mrs Sacoolas to return to the UK.
Speaking on CBS This Morning, Mr Dunn said the president had suggested the meeting with Mrs Sacoolas “two or three times”.
“We said no, we didn’t feel it was right. He said ‘she’s here, let’s get it on, get some healing,’ something like that,” Mr Dunn told the US TV network.
“There was a bit of pressure but we stuck to our guns.”
In a separate interview, Mr Dunn said: “We didn’t want to be railroaded into, not a circus as such, but into a meeting we weren’t prepared for.”