Wednesday April 20, 2016
Trump commends first responders to ‘7-Eleven’ attacks
Donald Trump made an awkward slip of the tongue at a rally in Buffalo, N.Y., on Monday evening, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as “7-Eleven.”
“I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center [in New York City], right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I have ever seen in action,” said the businessman, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
The 2001 attacks on Manhattan and the Pentagon are commonly referred to as 9/11. The convenience store chain 7-Eleven is known for its Slurpee frozen drinks.
Trump was apparently oblivious to the fact he’d conflated the two.
He was speaking to thousands of supporters at a rally held ahead of the New York primaries on Tuesday.
The video was shared widely on social media, including as a Vine with nearly four million loops. (Source: CBC News)