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 hasn't heard from President Trump

  Waffle House hero hasn't heard from President Trump James Shaw Jr. tells CNN's Van Jones he has yet to hear from President Trump about taking down the gunman at the Waffle House in Tennessee."I haven't heard anything, but that's not to say he didn't try to contact me, or not," the 29-year-old admitted when asked by CNN's Van Jones on 'The Van Jones Show' if he had been contacted by President Trump, despite White House press secretary Sarah Sanders saying on Tuesday that the White House intended to invite him for a visit.

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 suspect denies mental health issues .
A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House says he wants to represent himself in court in the murder cases.<br>WTVF played an audio recording of Travis Reinking talking to one of the station's reporters, where the suspect can be heard saying "I'm perfectly healthy" when asked about his mental fitness. Reinking called the reporter from the Nashville jail, where he is being held without bond.

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