Donald Trump Congratulates The Wrong State For Winning The Super Bowl
Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has been ridiculed on Twitter after getting the wrong state when attempting to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs on winning the Super Bowl.
Yes, that's the US President failing to know where a city is in the United States.
However, it's not as simple as that. You have to cut Donny some slack, because it's an easy mistake to make.
You see, he tweeted: ""Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure.
"You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!"
Now, the issue with that statement is that the Kansas City that is home to the Chiefs is in Missouri, not - as Trump stated - in Kansas.
Sure, there is a Kansas City in Kansas, but it ain't the one where the winners of Super Bowl LIV hang out.
Whilst some of that Kansas City does cross into Kansas state, it's more widely known as the largest city in Missouri.
Anyway, The Donald obviously spotted that he'd made a mess of things, because the tweet was deleted shortly afterwards and then hastily replaced with one that contained the correct state, Missouri.
But, he couldn't do it before everyone online had managed to take a screen shot and let him know that he'd had a shocker.
Former Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill grabbed a picture of the controversial tweet before it was erased and let Trump know about it.
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, 2020
She wrote: "It's Missouri you stone cold idiot."
As mentioned before, it's a pretty easy mistake to make, and he won't be the first or last to do it. However, you'd have to imagine that someone who was in charge of the affairs of an entire world superpower might have read up about this.
Or, at the very least, have someone in his employ that could tell him about this sort of common misconception.
As for the match itself, there was nothing wrong or disappointing about that. The game, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, was won by the Chiefs after a dramatic comeback against the San Francisco 49ers.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the youngest player to win both the NFL season Most Valuable Player and the Super Bowl MVP award as well.
Not bad going for a 24-year-old.
In the end, the Chiefs won 31 - 20 and the celebrations can begin. Now, they'll be invited to the White House for a reception with the POTUS himself.
Just don't let him organise it or they'll end up in Washington State rather than Washington DC.
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