Donald Trump made an embarrassing mistake on Monday night by confusing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the popular convenience store chain 7-Eleven.
During a speech in Buffalo, New York, on the eve of the state’s primary, Trump said, “It’s very close to my heart because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action.”
Trump is set to square off today with Texas senator Ted Cruz and Ohio governor John Kasich in the state primary, with polls showing Trump with a sizable lead over his two competitors. Nevertheless, Trump continued his offensive against both men during the same speech in Buffalo.
“No New Yorker can vote for Cruz, no one can vote for Kasich,” he said per Fox News. “You know Cruz is way down in the polls, Kasich is not even showing up.”
The event also saw more protesters attempt to interrupt Trump’s speech. Several people reportedly sat down on the venue floor and locked arms as he spoke, forcing police to carry them outside.
Watch a video of the 7-Eleven gaffe below, and then cross your fingers the franchise tries to capitalize on the free publicity by offering voters free Slurpees.
Donald Trump appears to confuse shop 7-Eleven with the 9/11 terrorist attacks during New York rallyhttps://t.co/mjLQ5bpSM0
– Press Association (@PA) April 19, 2016