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

01:41  17 may  2018
01:41  17 may  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Police were dispatched to wrong Waffle House in shooting

  Police were dispatched to wrong Waffle House in shooting Officers arrived at the right location roughly five minutes after first going to one closer to central Nashville.Members of the Nashville police department listened to a dispatcher call all cars to 816 Murfreesboro Pike, which is not where gunman Travis Reinking killed four people last month before fleeing.

On Monday, President Trump spoke to the man who is hailed as the “ Waffle House Hero .” President Trump praised the 29-year-old for his bravery and “quick thinking” during the phone call . From Washington Examiner.

President Donald Trump on Monday personally thanked the man responsible for wrestling a gun from a shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee last month. Trump had a phone call with James Shaw Jr., 29, on Monday morning to “commend his heroic actions and quick thinking

a man holding his hands up: James Shaw Jr. in Nashville on April 24, 2018. © Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP James Shaw Jr. in Nashville on April 24, 2018.

The man hailed as a hero for prying a gun away from a shooter at a Waffle House talked with President Trump this week — and while he appreciated the call, he wasn't particularly impressed.

"The conversation was a little lackluster, to be honest with you," James Shaw Jr. told TMZ in 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."

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  Man Who Wrested Rifle From Waffle House Gunman Raises $227,000 for Victims James Shaw Jr., who set up the campaign to to aid shooting victims, had sought far less. The outpouring of generosity has “overwhelmed” him, he said.James Shaw Jr. exuded modesty in the hours and days after he wrested an assault rifle from a gunman at a Nashville Waffle House restaurant. And in his efforts to help the shooting victims, he set what turned out to be a modest fund-raising goal: $15,000.

Waffle House Hero Appreciates Prez Trump But, Phone Call Was ' Lackluster '. 1. 5/16/2018 1:53 PM PDT. Says Trump 's Call Was ' Lackluster ' But Appreciated.

President Trump spoke Monday morning with James Shaw Jr., who confronted a gunman at a Nashville-area Waffle House last month, 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.”

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.

Shaw, 29, who was a customer at the South Nashville restaurant, is credited with saving many lives after he wrestled an AR-15 out of the hands of Travis Reinking, who opened fire at the Waffle House on April 22.

Four people were killed and numerous others were wounded in the attack.

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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