Waffle House Hero Says He Hasn’t Heard From WH…Minutes After Sarah Sanders Says They’ve Made an ‘Outreach Effort’
Tuesday during the White House press briefing, CNN contributor April Ryan asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if there were plans to honor James Shaw Jr. — the man hailed as a hero for disarming a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House — at the White House.
“My understanding is that there has been an outreach effort to bring him here to the White House,” Sanders said.
But apparently, that outreach effort hasn’t actually involved… well… outreach.
According to reporter Yashar Ali, Shaw says that he has not actually heard from anyone at the White House.
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 say they reached out to him directly, just wanted to note that James has not heard from the White House. https://t.co/NQsaaHhHXD
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 1, 2018
As he points out, this does not specifically contradict anything Sarah Sanders said. Still, what exactly has the White House outreach effort entailed?
Watch above, via CNN.
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