Trump tweets about the winners of the Super Bowl – but names completely the wrong state

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Monday 03 February 2020 08:45

Donald Trump decided to take a day off of tweeting about "Sad!" "Losers!" and how calling the president out is a "witch hunt!". But being that Trump is Trump, even an attempt to congratulate the Super Bowl winners was betrayed worrying levels of ignorance.

In a now-deleted tweet, the president told the Kansas City Chiefs that they "represented the Great State of Kansas, and in fact, the entire USA, very well."

The Kansas City Chiefs did indeed win the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers beating them 31-20. However, the Kansas City Chiefs do not represent the state of Kansas, but the state of Missouri.

One could argue it's an easy mistake to make, but it is pretty common knowledge that Kansas is one of those names in the US which is duplicated across the country. (There are also 88 Washingtons, 41 Springfields, 35 Franklins and – somewhat randomly – 35 Lebanons.)

Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri (although not the capital, FYI), which Kansas state (as in, "we're not in Kansas any more") is just next door, and its capital is Topeka, in case you were wondering.

He did quickly follow up with an identical tweet but the right state name, but has yet to acknowledge his error.

But people were not about to let him off the hook.

Some wondered whether he even actually watched the Super Bowl, which to be honest seems like the least of the issues here.

Someone please start a crowdfunding campaign to get Donald Trump some geography classes ASAP.

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