Donald Trump is not exactly known for his prowess as an orator, and many have speculated that his verbal slip-ups are intentional bids for media attention, but his latest mistake definitely doesn’t hold up to that excuse.
While speaking at a rally in Buffalo, New York, Trump referenced 9/11, as almost all politicians do when speaking in New York. He, however, talked about the tragic event in a way no politician has ever done before:
“I was down there and I watch our police and our firemen down on 7-11, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down and I saw the greatest people I have ever seen in action. I saw the bravest people I have ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there, that’s what New York values is all about.”
While confusing 9/11 and 7-Eleven probably will not effect his poll results, as the polling wizards at FiveThirtyEight have placed a Trump primary win in New York at 99% inevitability, Twitter is still finding a way to have fun in the face of possible disaster.
— Steve Wika Sr (@Nickawompus) April 19, 2016
— Erin V (@Killpandakill) April 19, 2016
— DJ Sam House (@djsamhouse) April 19, 2016
Other Donald Trump American tragedies, besides the attack on 7-11:
– bombing of Pearl Jam
– the Trail of Sears
– Civil Warped tour
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) April 19, 2016
I am a dyslexic Mexican and English is my second language, however even I do not confuse 7/11 with 9/11. #DonaldTrump
— Salma Hayek (@salmahayek) April 19, 2016
Trump's "1000s of Muslims cheering on Jersey rooftops” claim suddenly becomes hilarious when u realize he’s imagining them cheering for 7-11
— refriend beans (@pharmasean) April 19, 2016
How many of Trump's supporters do you think are going to argue on Twitter today that the attacks actually did happen on 7/11?
— Twitnter is Coming (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 19, 2016
Maybe Trump thinks W was behind the 7-11 attacks.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 19, 2016
Maybe we never saw trump at the 9/11 memorial because he thought it was 7-11 and was grabbing a slurpee
— michael daly (@MichaelDalynyc) April 19, 2016
Trump’s fans and followers took to their Savior’s defense:
@elliothannon Trump was talking about #711 FIRE STATION in Scarsdale NY….stop the dishonest bias reporting
— Washington4Trump (@matt768) April 19, 2016
Trump saying “7-11” not “9/11” is a total non-story. Candidates speak constantly, and get tired. It happens to all of them. Cut him a break.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) April 19, 2016
Trump talked down 9/11 to 7/11. He knows how to make a deal!
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) April 19, 2016
Trump just referred to 9-11 as 7-11. I bet former NY mayor Rudy Tuesday's is pissed.
— Josh Henderson (@Henderson1983) April 19, 2016
Watch the video below:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 19, 2016
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