Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s final rally before Tuesday’s New York primary was marked by an unfortunate slip of the tongue, as the real estate mogul mistakenly mentioned the name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11.
Trump was about to deliver prepared remarks lauding New York values at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center Monday night when he referred to 7-Eleven.
“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,” Trump told the crowd.
Trump, who polls show holding a sizable lead over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in New York, has repeatedly invoked the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks as he campainged across his home state. He paid his first visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum earlier this month.
Trump billed the Buffalo event as a final push to rally supporters and make sure they vote.