Trump commends first responders to '7-Eleven' attacks

Donald Trump made an awkward slip of the tongue at a rally in Buffalo Monday evening, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York as "7-Eleven."

Republican candidate, at Buffalo rally, conflated Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with convenience store chain

Trump commends first responders to '7-Eleven' attacks

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Awkward slip of the tongue during speech

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. 

People watching the Buffalo rally live could scarcely believe their ears. 

Now, it's easy to make fun of a guy who simply misspoke. And fun, too 

Perhaps there's an opportunity for some co-branding here? 


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