Buffalo (New York), April 19: Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump on Monday raked up the 9/11 sentiment by applauding the bravery he witnessed in the wake of the horrible terror attacks by air. But he uttered it as "7 Eleven", inviting a backlash on the social media.
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Addressing a crowd here on the eve of the primary in his home state New York, the Repiblican front-runner said he watched the policemen and firemen at the World Trade Centre soon after it was reduced to ashes after two hijacked passenger aircraft rammed into them. [Trump looks to win big in home state primary]
"I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action," Trump said. The Republican candidate also said that the issue was very close to his heart.
After recalling the attacks that changed the course of world history, Trump stressed "New York values that we all know so well". [Russia prefers Trump as next US president]
He said New York is a state loved by all despite all its problems and if he went on to become the next president of the US, it will come back in an unbelievably quick manner.