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7-Eleven Goes Viral, Unfortunately

Trump gaffe heats up social media, drags c-store chain with it

NEW YORK --7-Eleven was trending on Twitter today, but probably not for reasons it would like.

A day after presidential candidate Donald Trump mistakenly referred to the date of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center as “7-Eleven,” rather than 9/11, social media was abuzz with the well-intentioned comment in video, text and photos.

“I was down there. 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,” Trump said. “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.”

Some on social media snickered, some mocked, and others reasoned it was a simple mistake. Then the memes started.

7-Eleven Inc. has offered no comment on the issue.

Here’s a brief collection of some of the ways social media met Trump’s error.

7-Eleven Trump meme

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