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FLASHBACK: Trump invokes the “7-11” terror attacks in speech to New Yorkers

FLASHBACK: Trump invokes the “7-11” terror attacks in speech to New Yorkers

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While campaigning in New York in, Donald Trump referred to the September 11 attacks as having occurred on “7/11,” an unmistakable reference to the chain of slushy-selling convenience stores.

While shamefully invoking the ghosts of 9/11 for a couple of cheap political points, he couldn’t even be bothered to get the date right.

“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,” he said during a rally in Buffalo, New York.

“I saw the bravest people I’ve ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there. That’s what New York values are about.”

It just goes to show how performative and ultimately meaningless all his flowery words about the tragedy and the first responders who saved so many lives are. Knowing what we know about the president and his diet, perhaps it was a subliminal expression of his body’s yearning for high fructose corn syrup.

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