When Donald Trump spoke earlier this week in Buffalo, media critics roasted him for allegedly confusing “9/11” with “7/11.” However, a theory emerged as to why Trump didn’t misspeak, one that the media refuses to acknowledge.
The controversy all began on April 18, as Trump was speaking before a crowd in Buffalo on the day before the New York primary. During the speech, he touted his 9/11 activism.
Here are some of Trump’s remarks to the audience from the Conservative Tribune:
“I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart. Because I was down there and I watched our police and 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.”
Predictably, the media wasted no time in criticizing Trump’s remarks. Here are some of CNN’s condescending remarks, written with scarcely contained glee:
“Donald Trump, who has made his advocacy for New York City after the 9/11 attacks central to his candidacy, accidentally referred to it on Monday as 7/11 – the ubiquitous convenience store.”
However, a new theory quickly emerged – the fact that he was actually talking about the Greenville Fire Department, a department in the New York town of Scarsdale that was one of the first to respond to the 9/11 attacks.
The station is known as “711” because of its address, 711 Central Park Avenue. And as one Facebook user close to the situation pointed out the firefighters there were quoted as ‘thanking Trump for his generous donations of time, services and goods, both for the firefighters and for the victims.’
Here’s the key part of that Facebook post from the Greenville Fire Department:
“… Trump did not make an error, as he was referring to the fire station near his home. In the speech he says ‘the firemen down at 711,’ referring to station #711 in Scarsdale, New York.”
And here’s another convenient fact the media forgot to report: The way Trump phrased his comment made it sound more like he was talking about a location, not a date. His words were “our firemen down at 7/11,” not “our firemen on 7/11.” Big difference.
There you have it. Another example of the lame-stream media – and even some so-called “conservative” media types – trying to tear down Trump and make him look bad.
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