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
PHOTO: screenshot

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.

Chinese official calls Trump 'irrational' on trade

"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.

Trump takes steps to reset his campaign, tries to soften his image

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 

Facebook Conversations

COMMENTS (2)

nasser | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend @ghazal: How so ?
ghazal | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend reference of pakistan is commonality in both the events
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Load Next Story