When the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl this past Sunday, February 2, they received a congratulatory tweet from President Trump honoring their impressive skills.
There was only one problem. Trump also congratulated the great state of Kansas, but the Chiefs are actually based out of Kansas City, Missouri. It's a common mistake, but one many would hope the President would catch before tweeting.
Except that this Kansas City is in Missouri. https://t.co/HzK2yC3p91— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck)1580699852.0
People online knew how Trump generally reacts to his geographic mistakes.
.@clairecmc congrats on the Chiefs and the new state name https://t.co/uPfYQKe7Em— George Conway (@George Conway)1580702774.0
Quick, someone knock the Sharpie out of Trump’s hands before he redraws the map of Kansas.— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1580704099.0
Trump just congratulated the state of Kansas for the Chiefs win? We know how this is gonna go... As soon as someone… https://t.co/i9COXFpPyt— Cyrus McQueen (@Cyrus McQueen)1580704089.0
This is the exact kind of gaffe that Twitter lives for.
Lol Donald Trump congratulating Kansas for winning the Super Bowl is so great I can't stand it. https://t.co/1w3vaSJp6n— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1580700205.0
Trump's ignorance was quickly condemned by many in the political world, include former Senators like Claire McCaskill.
It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot. https://t.co/O1cAAOFsJ6— Claire McCaskill (@Claire McCaskill)1580700256.0
This tweet comes amid an ongoing news cycle where Trump’s Secretary of State — who is very prominently from Kansas… https://t.co/oIO0pU3C4F— Allan Smith (@Allan Smith)1580702138.0
This story also happened in the midst of a controversy where Trump's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, challenged a reporter to identify Ukraine on a map.
Oh man. The Kansas tweet was real? That’s incredible. While we’re talking about whether or not a national securit… https://t.co/VwjA7Ppwqq— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer)1580741482.0
Credit to @adamsteinbaugh for the image. Sharpies can fix Presidential mistakes. Enjoy your #SuperBowl trophy, Kans… https://t.co/hwaylNMYW7— Wajahat "Fasting" Ali (@Wajahat "Fasting" Ali)1580704276.0
The standards for a potential Trump replacement are truly low.
Imagine being such a loser that you'd try to defend Donald Trump for not knowing what state the Kansas City Chiefs… https://t.co/PD1N6D98jL— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1580714764.0
Instead of saying “if a Democratic president had confused Kansas and Missouri, Fox would be saying they don’t care… https://t.co/iR3HExrN06— Josh Gondelman (@Josh Gondelman)1580733071.0
The President has repeatedly shown just how little he cares about middle America.
Trump cares so much about Kansas and Missouri that he can’t bother to figure out where Kansas City is.— Neera Tanden (@Neera Tanden)1580702770.0
I'm from Britain and haven't yet visited Kansas but even I knew Kansas City was in Missouri. Trump is a Grade A cretin.— Edward Luce (@Edward Luce)1580704066.0
Just tonight Trump changed Missouri to Kansas. https://t.co/bw5oIcY9lY— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1580704756.0
We've all been there at some point!
Stop hating on Trump for the Kansas City thing. When I was 4th grade VP I thought Terabithia was a real place all y… https://t.co/XULe2nUN5S— Hall...er...BackGirl (@Hall...er...BackGirl)1580751405.0
trump saying the chiefs are from kansas city, kansas is the funniest thing hes done as president— ashley (@ashley)1580751306.0
Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on both your Super Bowl victory and your apparent relocation to a neighboring state! It's been a very exciting time for the franchise.