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President Trump lauds Chiefs for making ‘Great State of Kansas’ proud

The tweet congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs, based in Missouri, is quickly replaced.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as the Florida Atlantic University band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. [SUSAN WALSH  |  AP]
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as the Florida Atlantic University band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. [SUSAN WALSH | AP]
Published Feb. 3
Updated Feb. 3

MIAMI GARDENS — President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet late Sunday after the Super Bowl.

On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic comeback.” He added: “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”

Plenty of people in Kansas are indeed Chiefs fans. But just as many and likely more are in Missouri. Just ask the season-ticket holders at Missouri-based Arrowhead Stadium. Or the thousands cheering Sunday night in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Although the Missouri-Kansas state line divides metropolitan Kansas City, the team itself is based on the Missouri side.

The president’s tweet was quickly deleted and later replaced with a new message: “We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”

Leaving out Kansas altogether might annoy those on the other side of the state line.

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