Donald Trump mixes up '9/11' with '7/11'

Republican frontrunner mistakenly mentions name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11

News Desk April 19, 2016
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US Republican frontrunner Donald Trump accidentally referred to the 9/11 attacks as 7/11 -- the ubiquitous convenience store.

Trump was campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s primary in New York when he mistakenly mentioned the name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart," he said at the outset of his remarks on Buffalo on Monday evening.

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"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," the Republican candidate said. Trump did not correct himself.

The tycoon is banking on a big home state victory in his quest to sew up the nomination before Republican grandees can deny him the ticket and anoint another candidate at the party convention in July.

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Trump refers to the city's response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as a defining "New York value", a phrase used unfavourably by Ted Cruz several months ago.

This article originally appeared on CNN 

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