Offbeat White House: Trump spoke with Waffle House hero

21:56  14 may  2018
21:56  14 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Waffle House hero says phone call with President Trump 'was a little lackluster'

  Waffle House hero says phone call with President Trump 'was a little lackluster' "The conversation was a little lackluster, to be honest with you," James Shaw Jr. told TMZ during an interview released Wednesday. "I know he's very busy with what's going on in the world. And like I said, I did this for no recognition at all, so I do thank him for calling me out of his busy schedule."Shaw noted that the conversation was "brief and straight to the point."Shaw and Trump spoke on Monday morning, according to the White House, and the president commended "his heroic actions and quick thinking last month." The president had received some criticism for not acknowledging Shaw's actions.

I just spoke to James Shaw and he tells me he has not heard from the White House yet…to be clear, they did not Sanders on President Trump meeting with Waffle House shooting hero , James Shaw Jr.: “My understanding is that there has been an outreach effort to bring him here to the White House .

James Shaw Jr., the young man who heroically disarmed an active shooter with an AR-15 at a Tennessee Waffle House says he has yet to hear from President Trump . The White House claimed early last week that it had reached out to coordinate a potential meeting between Trump and Shaw.

a man sitting at a table © Provided by The Hill President Trump spoke Monday morning with James Shaw Jr., who confronted a gunman at a Nashville-area Waffle House, the White House said.

Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters that Trump called Shaw and commended him for his "heroic actions and quick thinking."

A gunman killed four people and injured at least four more after opening fire at the restaurant.

Shaw, a customer at the Waffle House, rushed the gunman and wrestled the gun away, according to multiple reports. Shaw later started a GoFundMe page for families of the victims.

The White House had previously praised Shaw's actions and Vice President Pence had tweeted about his actions, but Trump had neither tweeted nor publicly spoken about him prior to Monday's call.

Waffle House under fire after officer chokes, slams man after prom .
Anthony Wall's night started at the prom with his sister, and ended with a police officer chocking and slamming him outside a Waffle House in North Carolina. While at the restaurant in Warsaw, he got into a heated argument with employees, who called the police. The ensuing incident Saturday was captured on cell phone video that was widely shared on Facebook. It shows an officer putting his hand around Wall's neck and shoving him up against a glass wall as he tries to arrest him. Wall screams "Get your hands off me!" as the officer throws him to the ground and handcuffs him.

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