Donald Trump Brutally Mocked After Calamitous Error In His Super Bowl Tweet
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US President Donald Trump has been branded a "stone-cold idiot" after he made a shocking error in his celebratory Super Bowl tweet.
The Kansas City Chiefs produced a stunning comeback on Sunday night to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
And Trump, 73, took to Twitter to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs in a now-deleted tweet and praised them for successfully representing the "Great State of Kansas."
The US President tweeted: "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!"
However, the polarising Trump was left red-faced after learning that the Kansas City Chiefs don't come from Kansas.
Instead, the newly-crowned Super Bowl LIV winner's Arrowhead Stadium is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
The US President might have deleted the tweet, but that didn't stop him from being put on blast on social media.
Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill came out with a scathing attack on Trump and called him a "stone-cold idiot" on Twitter.
It's Missouri you stone cold idiot. pic.twitter.com/O1cAAOFsJ6
- Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) February 3, 2020
this tweet is shocking. I can't believe Trump knew Kansas was located in the USA pic.twitter.com/WHc4pct73E
- Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) February 3, 2020
Oh dear. President Trump just congratulated the state of KANSAS. Mr. President, Kansas City is in Missouri. Tweet was quickly deleted. #SuperBowlLIV #fox12 #SuperBowl https://t.co/Uh5Ay5qYS9
- Bonnie Silkman KPTV (@BonnieSilkman) February 3, 2020
Trump is going to sign an executive order moving the state boundaries so Kansas City ends up in Kansas and therefore making his tweet correct.
- Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 3, 2020
This is astounding. Trump thinks the Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas. Unfathomable ignorance of his own country. (He's since deleted this tweet.) pic.twitter.com/3osc90sAhH
- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 3, 2020
Trump posted an updated -- and corrected -- version of the tweet by replacing the "Great State of Kansas" with the "Great State of Missouri."
The 73-year-old said in his refreshed tweet: "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. You are true Champions!"
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson also grabbed the headlines for a spine-tingling introduction for both teams at the US mega-event.
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. You are true Champions!
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2020