Waffle House Hero James Shaw says conversation with President Trump ‘was lackluster’

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 22: Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. (C) who stopped the shooting at a Waffle House where a gunman opened fire killing four and injuring two attends a press conference with FBI Special Agent In Charge, Matthew Espenshade (L) and Metro Nashville Mayor David Briley (right) on April 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant. Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in the shooting and is suspected to have left the scene naked. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

On Sunday, April 22 at 3:25 a.m., a 29-year-old Travis Reinking killed four innocent people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. As Reinking was reloading his AR-15, which was reportedly given to him by his father (who was ordered by a court not to give him the guns back because of mental health issues), James Shaw Jr., 29, managed to wrestle the weapon out of his hands. Reinking, who was naked, fled on foot and was finally captured by police on April 24.

Thanks to Shaw, many lives were saved. He has been honored by the city of Nashville and has appeared on every television show from The Ellen DeGeneres Show to Good Morning America. However, there was one person he hadn’t heard from: the president. Trump finally decided to call Shaw on Monday, May 14 — 22 days after the shooting.

Shaw spoke to TMZ about the call, saying, “The conversation was a little lackluster, to be honest with you. 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.” He also added their talk was “brief but it was straight to the point.”

See the interview below: