Trump: I Was There on 7-11

'Adoring' crowd didn't mind gaffe at Buffalo rally
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2016 2:31 AM CDT
Updated Apr 19, 2016 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a deeply unfortunate gaffe for Donald Trump on the eve of New York's GOP primary, he managed to get the date of 9/11 wrong. "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 told a Monday night rally in Buffalo, NY, per the Hill. "I saw the bravest people I've ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there."

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Trump—who went on to slam "Lyin' Ted Cruz," "Crooked Hillary Clinton," and "stupid trade deals" like NAFTA—still received plenty of cheers from what the Buffalo News calls an "adoring" and wildly enthusiastic crowd at the First Niagara Center, where he was introduced by Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan. According to a Marist poll released on Saturday, Trump has a 29-point lead in New York, with 54% support to 25% for John Kasich. Ted Cruz is third with 16%. (Cruz was almost completely ignored when he spoke at the New York State Republican gala last week.)

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