Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is continuing his experiment of how much he can get away with before people stop fan-girling over him.
Back in January Trump claimed he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" without losing any voters. Now he's taken things a step further while campaigning in New York, mistakenly naming a nationwide chain of convenience stores instead of the terrorist atrocities which shook the state in 2001.
“I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down,” Trump said at a campaign rally on Monday evening.
Reports say, despite what seems a heinous error, the crowd stood by Trump and continued to accept every word he said.
The people of the internet, however, were not so kind.
Listen carefully Donald: 7-11 is the place where you buy hot dogs. 9/11 is the terrorist attack.
And this isn't the first time the real estate magnate-turned-politico has had a memory fault around the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Various political fact checkers found him to be muddling the truth when claiming he saw "thousands of American Muslims" celebrating the attacks.
Trump also attempted to justify the prosecution of terrorists' families by saying the 9/11 conspirators flew their families to the Middle East days before the attacks and they "knew exactly what was going on". The Washington Post busted that myth wide open. They gave the statement a "four Pinocchio rating" and said "there is no support for Trump’s claims".
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