Kansas or Missouri? Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs
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Kansas or Missouri? Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

US president says Kansas City team, based in Missouri, ‘represented the Great State of Kansas’; later deletes, replaces post

US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the 2019 college football national champions, the Louisiana State University Tigers, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 17, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the 2019 college football national champions, the Louisiana State University Tigers, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 17, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

US President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet late Sunday following the Super Bowl.

On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl football victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic comeback.”

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

Plenty of people in Kansas are indeed Chiefs fans. But just as many and likely more are in Missouri. Just ask the season-ticket holders at Missouri-based Arrowhead Stadium. Or the thousands cheering Sunday night in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP)

Although the Missouri-Kansas state line divides metropolitan Kansas City, the team itself is based on the Missouri side.

The US president’s tweet was quickly deleted and later replaced with a new message: “We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”

Leaving out Kansas altogether might annoy those on the other side of the state line.

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