Trump flubs the numbers, sparking social media mockery

April 19, 2016

Social media users found comedy fodder after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump apparently confused “9/11″ — as in, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States — with 7-Eleven, the ubiquitous convenience store.

The verbal flub came Monday night during a campaign trip according to a video CNN posted to YouTube:

“I wrote this out and it’s very close to my heart,” Trump said, “because I was down there and I watched our police and our fireman 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.”

Clearly, Trump was not implying that New York’s finest and bravest ran to grab candy bars and scratch-off tickets in the middle of a catastrophic attack. But that didn’t stop social media users from cracking wise Monday night and Tuesday morning over Trump’s slip of the tongue.

Here are some of their remarks:

As of Tuesday morning, “7-Eleven” was one of the top-trending terms on Twitter in the U.S.

A Trump representative did not respond to a request for comment.

Melissa Fares contributed reporting.

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How about an article on the candidates policies and how they might effect future generations of Americans. I’m not real impressed with Reuters

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