Donald Trump just pulled a Rahul Gandhi
If you thought Rahul Gandhi was the only one who struggled with saying the right things in public, US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump can now give Congress President a run for his money.
In the past, Gandhi has received a lot of flak from the netizens and media over the use of incorrect terms during his public speeches. After all, who could forget the use of ‘balaatkar’ instead of ‘brashtachaar’, ‘poverty is a state of mind’, ‘politics is in your pants’, ‘Steve Jobs of Microsoft’ and many more memorable quotes from the Gandhi scion.
But while Gandhi usually ends up saying things wrongly, Trump is renowned for actually saying the wrong things.
In the past, the billionaire businessman and Presidential Candidate, has caused an outrage over his statements – ‘I will build a wall across the US-Mexico border’, ‘women who undergo abortion should be punished’ and ‘I will look Syrian kids in the face and say go home’.
Today, however, Trump pulled a Gandhi when he referred to the 9/11 attacks as the 7/11 attacks. What makes his statement more outrageous, is the fact that he made his advocacy for New York after the 9/11 attacks, central to his candidacy.
A day before the New York primary contests, Trump was quoted saying, “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.”
It’s uncertain whether the egoistic Trump recognized his mistake, because he failed to acknowledge and rectify his statement.
Since hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned, Trump was made the butt of possibly ALL the jokes shared on the internet for the next few hours.
Video of Trump’s statement:
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