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Trump flubs 9/11, calls it "7/11"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 00:53

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump got his numbers mixed up during a campaign speech in Buffalo, New York on Monday, mistakenly referring to September 11, as ''7/11''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Businessman Donald J. Trump was addressing a rally at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, when he flubbed a line during a reference to New York values. "I think what I want to do is I want to talk just for a second. I wrote this out. And it's very close to my heart because I was down there. And I watched our police and our firemen down on 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. I saw the bravest people I've ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there. That's what New York values is about." Despite the gaffe, Trump is expected to breeze to victory on Tuesday in the New York primary and he's vowed to put the heavily Democratic state in play in the November general election, but the Queens native could find his home state a political graveyard like so many Republican presidential contenders before him. Polls show Trump beating his Republican rivals with about 50 percent support versus roughly 20 percent each for Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich. The New York businessman insists he is the only one of the three remaining candidates who can attract enough new voters to win states in the Nov. 8 general election that have long been key Democratic strongholds. Trump has said repeatedly in interviews and on the campaign trail that he could rewrite the electoral map to put historically Democratic states such as New York and Pennsylvania in play in a general election. As he describes it, he has crossover appeal that is strongest in the populous northeastern United States, where social attitudes are more liberal than in the deeply religious South and Midwest.

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Trump flubs 9/11, calls it "7/11"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 00:53