Truth Frequency Radio


Apr 21, 2016

Donald Trump is being roasted in the mainstream media for confusing the convenience store chain 7/11 with the 9/11 tragedy.

During a campaign rally earlier this week in Buffalo, Trump said, “Its very close to my heart because I was down there. And I watched our police and our firemen, down at 7-11, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down.”

Trump’s comment wasn’t a slip of the tongue. Nor was he referring to the convenience store chain.

Trump was referring to a New York fire station… Engine 7, Ladder 1, Battalion 1.

Hat tip to Nels, one of my listeners, who pointed this out to me:

“As a former New Yorker, I immediately knew what Donald Trump was referencing. Firestation #711 / Firemen’s Legion #711 (Engine 7, Ladder 1, Battalion 1) were the very first responders to the 9/11 attacks. There was even a film made about them that won a Peabody and Emmy, called 9/11. How quickly our heroes are forgotten.  Also, the funniest thing is if you assume he mean 9/11, “down on 9/11″ makes zero sense!”

Plenty of users on Twitter also understood Trump.

https://twitter.com/RileyTurpin/status/722779240714907648

Reddit users knew exactly what Trump was saying.

“I live in f****** Finland and even I know what 711 means in the context of 9/11. Also what 1010 is. I mean how the f*** does not the American MSM know their American heroes? 711 is even featured in the world famous 9/11 documentary.

Guess how many media stories I could find explaining Trump’s statement?

Nada.

Trump was paying tribute to the heroes of 9/11 that many of us have apparently already forgotten.

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at [email protected]

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