Trump lauds bravery on 7-Eleven, means 9/11
Extolling ‘New York values,’ presidential hopeful confuses a popular American convenience store with the September 11 attacks
Donald Trump made an unfortunate slip of the tongue while campaigning in Buffalo, New York, on Monday evening at his final rally before Tuesday’s big-prize primary.
Trump was about to deliver prepared remarks lauding New York values when he mistakenly mentioned the name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11.
“It’s very close to my heart because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action,” Trump told the crowd.
As he campaigned across his home state, the Republican front-runner never missed an opportunity to pay homage to the strength of the city and its residents following the September 11, 2001, attacks.
“In our darkest moment as a city, we showed the world the very, very best in terms of braveness and heart and soul,” he told a Republican gala last week.
He paid his first visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum earlier this month where he reportedly made a $100,000 donation to the museum.
“I love this city, I love these people, these are my people,” Trump said recently at a rally in Long Island.