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Trump tweets congratulations to ‘Great State of Kansas’ for Chiefs’ Super Bowl win

This screenshot taken from cached website Wayback Machine shows U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday for their Super Bowl win by stating they were from the state of Kansas. Kansas City is located in Missouri.
This screenshot taken from cached website Wayback Machine shows U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday for their Super Bowl win by stating they were from the state of Kansas. Kansas City is located in Missouri. Global News via Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations to the “Great State of Kansas” Sunday for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers.

The state the Chiefs actually play in, however, is Missouri.

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“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” read the tweet.

“You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”

U.S. President Donald Trump made an error congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday for their Super Bowl win by stating they were from the state of Kansas, when the city is located in Missouri.
U.S. President Donald Trump made an error congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday for their Super Bowl win by stating they were from the state of Kansas, when the city is located in Missouri. Global News via Twitter

Global News has been able to confirm the original tweet’s authenticity through a cached version of it.

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The tweet was promptly deleted and replaced with one that listed the team’s correct state.

“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and fantastic comeback under immense pressure,” read Trump’s new tweet, which corrected the state.

“We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”

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Though the tweet was taken down, there was an almost instantaneous reaction to the geographical mistake — especially on social media where screenshots of the original tweet began to circulate.

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“It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot,” tweeted former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

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“Can’t believe the Deep State put Kansas City in MISSOURI just to embarrass Trump,” wrote former political staffer Judd Legum.

“Donald Trump, as President of the United States, didn’t know that the Kansas City Chiefs were from Missouri and actually thought they were from “the Great State of Kansas,” wrote Eugene Gu, who previously won a first amendment lawsuit against Trump in 2018.

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“I used to think the Kansas City Chiefs played in Kansas. But I was like 12 years old and not the president of the United States,” wrote J.A. Adande, Northwestern University’s director of sports journalism.

Trump bashed his democratic rivals prior to the start of the game Sunday.

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He, alongside Democratic presidential nominee Mike Bloomberg, aired their campaign ads during breaks in the game.

The Chiefs’ victory over the 49ers Sunday marked the franchise’s first Super Bowl win in over 50 years, with the final score a 31-20 victory.

With files from The Associated Press

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