President Trump congratulates Chiefs for repping Kansas ... but they play in Missouri

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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:

(Via screenshot)
(Via screenshot)

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.

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The tweet was deleted soon after posting, and corrected:

Still unknown as yet: whether the Chiefs will be invited to the White House, or how many players will attend.

The president sat for an interview prior to the game, and ran a campaign ad during it. His Twitter feed retweeted several positive reviews of the ad.

By Monday morning, the president’s defenders began pushing back:

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.

President Trump. (File: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
President Trump. (File: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs celebrate Super Bowl title with family and friends.
Kansas City Chiefs celebrate Super Bowl title with family and friends.

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