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.