June 25, 2021

President Trump’s congratulatory Super Bowl tweet says Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas

first_imgMORE: How the Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 (SN Graphics) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c9/ac/trumptweet_f7lv532tiorm1gnvx1ekzxb4k.jpg?t=152642408&w=500&quality=80 The Chiefs received hearty congratulations from President Donald Trump after winning Super Bowl 54 on Sunday night. Trump hailed the new champions’ success in rallying past the 49ers.He also gave a shoutout to a state the team doesn’t call home.center_img The tweet was deleted within minutes and a corrected version went up.Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure. We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2020Of course, this is a common mistake: There is a Kansas City in both Kansas and Missouri, and Kansas City, Mo., is close to the border with Kansas. It also has been home to professional sports teams for more than 60 years, beginning with the A’s and now including the Chiefs and Royals. And it might not hurt Trump even a little: He won Missouri and Kansas in the 2016 presidential election, garnering their 16 combined electoral votes. He’ll be campaigning in both states this year as he tries to get reelected. With the Chiefs champs for the first time in 50 years, the citizenry may not even mind the geography fail.last_img

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