US Waffle House shooting hero posts photo with his hero, Emma González

23:40  12 may  2018
23:40  12 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.

West posted a photo of his head shaved like Gonzalez on Saturday and captioned the picture: 'inspired by Emma '. James Shaw Jr wrestled an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman who killed four at a Waffle House in Gonzalez seemingly responded as she posted : 'my hero James Shaw Jr.'

Kanye West posted a photo of Florida shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez on Twitter and called her his “ hero ”. The teen activist responded with her own hero – a man who is credited with saving lives in a shooting in a Waffle House in Nashville on 22 April.

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James Shaw Jr., the man hailed as a hero after wrestling a gun away from a shooter at a Waffle House last month, posted a photo Saturday with Parkland high school shooting survivor Emma González, calling her one of his heroes.

Shaw posted the photo after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student had herself called Shaw her hero following the Waffle House incident last month.

He had met with other survivors of the deadly high school shooting as well.

During the incident, Shaw wrestled a rifle away from the gunman who had opened fire at the eatery, killing four people. Police credited Shaw with saving lives.

Shaw later started a crowdsourcing fund online for the families of the four people killed in the shooting, raising more than $230,000.

González, meanwhile, has been one of the most vocal students advocating for stricter gun control laws after the shooting at her Florida high school left 17 students and faculty dead.

González's own tweet about Shaw late last month was considered by many at the time to be a response to a similar tweet from rapper Kanye West where he called her his hero.

West has recently been in the spotlight for expressing his support for President Trump and other comments.

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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