Article by Samantha Caffrey | esPResso Staff Writer
At the moment pretty much everyone in America is aware of Donald Trump and his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election. Towards the beginning of his campaign, many people did not take him seriously, thinking there was no way he was possibly running for president. They thought it was a joke or that he would not make it very far. However now that is May and he is still in the running and leading in the polls in various areas, there is a new perspective in place.
The nation seems to be split down the middle by people who do not think Trump could possibly be president and supportive people who think that he is a new, refreshing face with some valid points. What did not help him, though, was his vital mistake in referring to one of the biggest tragedies in American history, 9/11, as the convenience store 7/11.
According to CNN, Trump has made some claims that the actions and repercussions of 9/11 are very near to his heart and his campaign. He seems passionate about the subject but for many Americans, their disbelief reached an all time high when he referred to the tragedy incorrectly. It was a very quick mistake but spread like wildfire. There have been multiple tweets, videos, and media mocking his mistake and people wondering how this man could possibly be president if he cannot remember the name of something as crucial as 9/11.
The public’s opinions were already scattered on Trump, and this incident did nothing to help. However, everyone makes mistakes and although Trump makes some rash statements, it is expected that he will try to redeem himself in the coming months before this November’s election.