President Donald Trump authored a tweet in which he congratulated the winning team of Super Bowl LIV but mistakenly labeled them as being part of the wrong state.
The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday, defeating the San Francisco 49ers and winning their first NFL championship in 50 years, Sports Illustrated reported.
To mark the occasion, as presidents typically do, Trump sent his congratulatory remarks to the team from Kansas City — while also suggesting the entire state of Kansas should be proud of them.
Kansas City is located in Missouri, not Kansas.
“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” Trump wrote. “You represented the Great State of Kansas, and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well.”
Trump later deleted the tweet and authored a new one, labeling Missouri as the state that Kansas City represented very well.
President Trump congratulated the 'Great State of Kansas' after the Chiefs' Super Bowl win. They play in Kansas City, Missouri https://t.co/5b55PPBTr4
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 3, 2020
The errant comments on the geographical location of Kansas City from Trump come after a spat between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly put a reporter from NPR to the test last month.
Pompeo, who was upset with the reporter asking questions about Ukraine, suggested that nobody cared about the country or the politics surrounding it, and challenged her to find the country on a blank map without words on it. The reported obliged, and did so without issue.
Following that embarrassing incident, which included Pompeo launching into a profanity-laden rant against the reporter, NPR garnered a plethora of donations from individual contributors.
Trump’s difficulty in recognizing that Kansas City is actually in Missouri also comes after he has several times suggested he is a smart person. He’s often said he has higher IQ points than those who have suggested he isn’t intelligent.
“Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump said in a series of tweets in 2018. He later added, within the same Twitter rant, that he was a “stable genius” as well, the Associated Press reported.