In an open-ended interview with TMZ on Wednesday, Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. said Trump had called him, but his description of the conversation did not make it as compelling as you might think. Shaw referred to a phone call he received from the President on Monday thanking him for his "heroic actions and quick thinking last month." Shaw admitted to TMZ that the conversation had been a bit "lackluster". Still, he said, he appreciated the gesture.
In April, Shaw confronted a shooter in a waffle house in Antioch, Tennessee; The terrible incident claimed four lives and injured two others, authorities say. Since then, Shaw has been hailed by many in the country as a hero, including state legislatures such as Tennessee Rep. Jason Powell, who called him "Tennessee's Hero".
The president's call arrived 22 days later after the Waffle House shooting happened in April. Shaw told TMZ, "The conversation was a bit lackluster, to be honest, I know he's very busy with what's going on in the world, and as I said, I did so without recognition, so thanks him because he called me out of his busy schedule. "
Although Shaw said the call was" short and straight to the point, "he said he was still glad the president had contacted him have. The Waffle House survivor was previously named "hero" by Vice President Mike Pence . He tweeted, "Thank you, James Shaw Jr., for your brave actions to save lives and your continued efforts to help others." He is an American hero!
Here is Shaw's TMZ clip describing his exchange with Trump.
While Shaw was charitable with what he described as a "short" conversation with Trump, people were talking in social media criticized and disbelieving the timing of Trump's call.Some Twitter users noted the fact that the call took place more than 20 days after the shooting.
Shaw, on the other hand, enjoys praise and support from arms control activists, including young students who also call him a hero after the Waffle House incident.Lately, the official report on the anti-gun organization March For Our Lives has a photo of Shaw along with young survivors of the shocking Parkland Parkland, which unleashed anti-violence protests across the country, claimed 17 lives in February, including students.
Rescuing human life, Shaw seems to have no interest in gaining praise from others President of the United States. He recently made that clear in the air. While talking to leader Van Jones, Shaw had previously said that he had not heard of Trump, but added that he was not exactly worried or worried.
"I have not heard anything yet," Shaw Jones said before calling on Monday. "But that does not mean he did not try to contact me or not." And although Jones tried to push the issue further by telling how Trump recently gave Kanye a shoutout [West]Shaw said, "I know he has a busy agenda, a busy schedule, maybe he just can not get around for Maybe my time is coming, it's not really my business to really judge what he's doing. "
Shaw told Jones that he did not seek much praise or fame. "I did what I did, and I did not really do it for recognition," he said. It's also something he made clear in an interview with The New York Times in April . Asked what forced him to hit the rifleman with a rifle, Shaw said, "I have a four-year-old daughter, I did not even think about her, in the middle of I was just trying to save myself. "