Just hours before the polls open in New York, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump mistakenly mixed up 9/11 with the convenience store 7-Eleven, the chain known for its Slurpees and Big Gulps.
“I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart,” he told supporters at a Buffalo, New York, rally. “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 did not catch the mistake during the speech and had not yet acknowledged the flub at the time of publication.
The real estate mogul was using the opportunity to discuss the “New York values that we all know so well,” praising the construction workers, bystanders and first responders for their bravery during the 9/11 attacks. (Read more from “Trump Discusses 9/11 During Speech in New York — but Makes This One Big Mistake” HERE)