Just as pilot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger should never have to pay for a drink or a flight ticket after miraculously landing a doomed plane in the middle of the Hudson River, Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. should never have to buy breakfast again in his life.
Not a bagel, not an omelete, and certainly not a waffle.
Not after confronting an armed gunman and snatching the still-hot assault rifle from his itchy hands before the shooter, who killed four people Sunday at a Nashville Waffle House, took off.
Ever since Shaw's act of bravery, Americans have been singing this hero's praises.
All except for one.
President Trump, who, after the Florida school shooting in February 2018 said he would confront a mass shooter "even if I didn't have a weapon," has yet to utter a public peep about someone who actually did.