How inconvenient: Trump mistakenly cites 7-Eleven instead of 9/11

Donald Trump has made an unfortunate blunder while campaigning on the eve of New York’s high-stakes primary by getting the date of the World Trade Center attacks wrong. During a speech in Buffalo, a slip of the tongue meant he referred to the September 11 atrocity as “7-Eleven”, which is a popular chain of U.S. convenience stores. The Republican frontrunner ploughed on seemingly unaware of his mistake. An estimated 11,000 people were attending the rally at a hockey arena - and earlier in his speech, about a dozen protesters interrupted him by locking arms and sitting down on the stadium’s floor.

It’s very close to my heart 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.

Donald Trump

Trump has repeatedly invoked the September 11 attacks as he’s campaigned across his home state. He paid his first visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum earlier this month. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager says Bernie Sanders must decide after New York’s primary Tuesday whether he wants to continue to “make casualties” of the likely nominee and the Democratic Party. Robby Mook says Sanders is resorting to negative campaigning after falling so far behind in the primary race that he has a “close to impossible path to the nomination”.