Gaffe-prone Donald Trump again becomes a butt of jokes on Twitter, know why

Gaffe-prone Donald Trump again becomes a butt of jokes on Twitter, know why
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Republican front-runner in the race for the White House, Donald Trump, became a butt of jokes of Twitter for mixing up 9/11 attack with 7/Eleven -- a popular chain of convenience stores.

The 69-year-old made the blunder while campaigning on the eve of the high-stakes presidential primary here by getting the date of the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.

"I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart," he said at the outset of his remarks yesterday.

"Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen 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," he said at a campaign rally at the First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.

Trump's supported may have forgiven him for his latest gaffe, but the Twitterati was in no mood of letting him go like this. Very soon, he was trending on the micro-blogging site with most of them taking a dig at this goof-up.


The slip of the tongue could prove embarrassing for Trump as he has repeatedly mentioned the terror attacks while campaigning across New York, his home state, some reports said.

Trump has held up New York city's response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as a defining "New York value."

That's the phrase used disparagingly by Texas Senator Ted Cruz several months ago, which Trump has tried to turn on his Republican rival, CNN reported.