While speaking at a campaign rally in Buffalo, GOP front-runner Donald Trump made a gaffe that sparked a great deal of mockery on Twitter. While praising the first-responders at the World Trade Center, he referred to “7-Eleven” instead of 9/11.
“I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart — because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action,” he said, without correcting himself. “I saw the bravest people I’ve ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there. That’s what New York values is about.”
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 19, 2016
Oh my gosh. Watching Trump's Buffalo rally. He just praised the NYC firefighters and police who lost their lives on "7/11". 🤔
— Bill Boulden (@Spruke) April 18, 2016
please respect those who lost their lives in 7/11 due to the slurpee-induced brain freeze
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) April 19, 2016
I love the internet. Trump accidentally says 7/11 instead of 9/11. First thing I read? 711 was a part time job. LOL!
— Jill Colton (@Jill_Colton) April 18, 2016
I am a #711Truther – Slurpees are an inside job, sheeple!!!!
— el ¡Soopèr! ن (@SooperMexican) April 19, 2016
Yes, it happened. Trump refers to 9-11 as 7-11. 😧
— Tony ★★★ (@tony_withawhy) April 19, 2016
“It was probably a slip of the tongue,” Twitchy said, “but it’s come across even worse than Biden’s ‘slight Indian accent’ gaffe.”
Never forget 7-11.https://t.co/A5aKViBGPJ
— CAFE (@cafedotcom) April 19, 2016
So really, Trump saw all those Muslims partying and cheering at a 7-11. https://t.co/tA1m0mJUBc
— Mary Mauro (@CitizenMauro) April 19, 2016
I still like trump but that 7/11 reference was baaaad 😁
— Will Corwin (@willcorwin15) April 19, 2016
The Washington Post added:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Trump’s chief rival, criticized the businessman for having “New York values” during a January debate, a comment that backfired on Cruz when Trump came to the defense of his liberal city and used Sept. 11, 2001, as an example. With the New York primary on Tuesday, Trump has been talking about “New York values” nearly nonstop on the campaign trail. He frequently mentions the 2001 terrorist attacks, although he usually cites the proper date.
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