CNN anchor Van Jones interviewed with James Shaw Jr., a man deemed the ‘waffle house hero’ for his heroic actions during a mass shooting. Jones tried his hardest to get Shaw to insult President Trump, but his plan backfired miserably.
“You touched the whole world. I mean all you have to say is Waffle House hero. Everybody knows who you are. Have you heard yet from President Trump?” asked Van Jones. “At this time I haven’t heard anything, but that is not to say he didn’t try to contact me or not,” responded Shaw.
Jones then jumped on this opportunity to attack the President. “So he hasn’t successfully contacted you, you know, but he gave a shout out to, you know, gave a shout out to Kanye today. No shout out to you. How do feel when the President of the United States misses an opportunity, to hold up, you know, somebody who is trying to do good stuff like you?” asked Van Jones.
Shaw had the perfect response.
“I know he has a busy agenda, busy schedule. Maybe he just hasn’t gotten around to me and maybe my time is coming. It’s not for me to judge whether what he does is just, you know, I did what I did. I didn’t really do for recognition, I did it just to save my life, honestly,” responded Shaw. “Wow, that’s amazing,” responded a disappointed Van Jones. Check out the video below.
CNN's Van Jones tries to provoke an answer out of Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. by telling him that Trump has contacted Kanye West but not him.
Shaw's response is excellent, he is humble and a complete class act. pic.twitter.com/3okD38JGXz
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) May 6, 2018