Trump Mocked After He Tweets the Wrong State Won the Super Bowl: ‘Typical Trump Foot-in-Mouth Disease’

The tweet was deleted and reissued

Last Updated: February 3, 2020 @ 8:43 AM

Do someone need a geography lesson?

President Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs for winning the Super Bowl LIV Sunday night, but in doing so, misidentified exactly which of the 50 states Kansas City is located in.

In a now-deleted tweet that was captured in numerous screen grabs, the president wrote, “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!”

While part of Kansas City stretches across the boarder between Kansas and Missouri, the Chiefs play in Missouri and the city and its team are largely considered Missourian. The tweet was deleted and reposted, but with the correct state included. Trump and his gaffe trended on Twitter overnight and into Monday morning as politicos tore into him and appealed to voters in states like Kansas and Missouri to consider the implications of the tweet.

Filmmaker and Twitter personality Andy Ostroy wrote that the president “spends bazillions on a #SuperBowl ad to convince middle America to vote for him and he doesn’t know the difference between Kansas and Missouri. Typical #Trump foot-in-mouth disease…”

“I urge the people of Kansas and Missouri to think about this in November,” wrote actor and writer Mike Birbiglia. “He doesn’t know who you are. He doesn’t know where you live. He doesn’t know anything about you.”

Former Missouri senator and current NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill summed up her thoughts on Twitter like this: “It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot.”

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