GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking fire from the talking heads in the media once again.
The latest onslaught stems from an incident of a simple misspoken word in Buffalo, New York when Trump addressed a crowd on the topic of the September 11th attacks.
During the speech Trump referenced 7/11 and not 9/11, an innocent enough mistake if that’s what it was but being in the spotlight has it’s price and the media insist on exacting their pound of flesh.
The speech took place the day prior to the New York primary and Trump said, “I wrote this out, and it’s 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. And I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action.” And the feeding frenzy began, CNN wrote: “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,”
There are those who claim that no mistake was made, that Donald Trump said exactly what he meant to say.
They propose that Trump was specifically referencing the Greenville Fire Department in Scarsdale, which was one of the first to respond on September 11th.
The Greenville Fire Department is located in Scarsdale, an area that Trump is very familiar with and the locals refer to the department as the 711 due to the address of 711 Central Park Ave.
The explanation sounds completely feasible but regardless of rather the whole thing was a misunderstanding or a gaffe it will stand as an insensitive statement by a callous and uncaring Republican according to CNN.
Candidates know going into an election that they must accept an inordinate amount of scrutiny and every word will be analyzed and dissected.
The further they get through the process the more attention is brought to bear on them and it doesn’t stop when they win.
That’s the nature of politics and being a public figure but Donald Trump is going into the lions den when he is head to head with Hillary Clinton the press will take the gloves off.
Source: Conservative Tribune