President Donald Trump triggered an avalanche of mockery after tweeting and then deleted a message congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs for representing the “Great State of Kansas” after the team’s victory at the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday night.
“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” Trump wrote in the since-deleted tweet. “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”
Shortly after deleting the tweet, Trump shared a similar message praising the team and “the Great State of Missouri” after it secured a 31-20 victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs are based in Kansas City, Mo.
“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,” he tweeted. “You are true Champions!”
Despite the swift deletion of the tweet, the post did not go unnoticed on Twitter and mockery ensued.
“It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot,” responded Claire McCaskill, a former Senator for Missouri.
It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot. pic.twitter.com/O1cAAOFsJ6
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) February 3, 2020
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 3, 2020
Donald Trump, as President of the United States, didn’t know that the Kansas City Chiefs were from Missouri and actually thought they were from “the Great State of Kansas.” That means he doesn’t really watch football and just pretends to care about the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/ATunoqVhYM
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 3, 2020
look every American represents the great state of Kansas well
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) February 3, 2020