The White House seems to have been caught in another lie. While President Donald Trump has touted "good guys" who have intervened in mass shootings, when it came to James Shaw Jr. wrestling a gun away from a shooter at a Tennessee Waffle House, the president has been mum.
When asked if the White House had done any outreach to Shaw, however, they said that they had. Now the truth is coming out.
“My understanding is that there has been an outreach effort to bring him here,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday in the White House press briefing.
According to Yashar Ali, however, Shaw hasn't heard from the White House at all.
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 sa… https://t.co/XTFFr5BTVW— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1525202612.0
Ali notes the careful semantics chosen by Huckabee Sanders, claiming "her understanding" and "an outreach effort." Still, Shaw hasn't heard a peep from the White House staff, nor has the president tweeted his thanks or celebrated the man who saved so many from the shooter.
Shaw started a GoFundMe page and has raised more than $200,000 for those families he was unable to save.