Donald Trump said wrong-way driving “happens” after Boris Johnson asked Trump to reconsider granting immunity to an American woman suspected of being involved in the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn.
Downing Street confirmed Mr Johnson had brought up the subject in a telephone conversation with the US president, asking for British police to be allowed to pursue the young motorcyclist’s death.
Mr Trump defended the allegation that the car was driving on the wrong side of the road at a White House press conference yesterday.
When Trump was asked about the diplomatic immunity row by reporters, Mr Trump called the incident a “terrible accident” but suggested driving on the opposite side of the road was confusing – saying “it happens”.
“The woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and that can happen. You know, those are the opposite roads, that happens,” he said.
“I won’t say it ever happened to me, but it did.
“When you get used to driving on our system and then you’re all of a sudden on the other system where you’re driving – it happens. You have to be careful, very careful.”