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Trump makes 9/11 blunder in speech at New York rally


Gaffe: Donald Trump

Gaffe: Donald Trump

Gaffe: Donald Trump

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made an embarrassing slip-up at his final rally before the big-prize primary contest in New York.

The brash billionaire businessman was about to deliver prepared remarks lauding New York values when he mistakenly mentioned the name of convenience store chain 7-Eleven instead of 9/11 - the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Campaigning in Buffalo, he said: "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 Centre right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action."

Belfast Telegraph