Donald Trump Accidentally Refers To 9/11 As ‘7-Eleven’ At A Rally In New York

Donald Trump makes a lot of verbal gaffes … some, we have to assume, on purpose just to make sure people are listening or for news outlets to act shocked about. But this latest statement has to be one of the most ridiculous verbal slip ups. It’s so bad,  it makes me scream like Howard Dean in horror.

Trump was speaking at a rally in Buffalo, New York, and brought up 9/11 as politicians tend to do when in New York. But instead of saying 9/11, he said 7-Eleven.

“I was down there,” he said, “and I watch our police and our firemen down on 7-Eleven, 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.”

A nice sentiment … if he hadn’t gotten the name of the terrorist attack completely wrong.

The slip up isn’t likely to stop the Trump juggernaut from smashing through the state and taking another primary win. The polling wizards at FiveThirtyEight have a Trump victory pegged as a 99% inevitability. And as we’ve learned in the past, the things Trump says don’t seem to affect him the same way they affect other politicians. At this point, perhaps we’re all so shocked that things have gotten this far that nothing he does on a day to day basis truly shocks us any more.

Here are some of our favorite reactions on Twitter:

And the excuse his fans are making for him (which have already been thoroughly debunked):

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