Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, President Trump took to Twitter to congratulate the champions, as is his usual custom. There was just one small problem with the president’s message:
While there is indeed a Kansas City, Kansas, the Chiefs play in the far larger Kansas City, Missouri. Arrowhead Stadium is about 7 miles from the Kansas-Missouri border.
The tweet was deleted soon after posting, and corrected:
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
Still unknown as yet: whether the Chiefs will be invited to the White House, or how many players will attend.
By Monday morning, the president’s defenders began pushing back:
Steve Doocy defends Trump's tweet congratulating Kansas for the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl: "Kansas City is in Kansas and it is also in Missouri. ... [It's like when] people call them the New York Giants, but they're in New Jersey." pic.twitter.com/tQFd5KlTy8
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 3, 2020
There has not, to date, been an opportunity for the president to congratulate either the New York Giants or New York Jets for winning a Super Bowl.
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