Just minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years, they got a congratulatory message from the President.
Except there was one glaring error.
Donald Trump posted a message to his verified Twitter account late Sunday night, moments after the Chiefs toppled the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, Florida.
“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” Trump posted Sunday night in a message to his verified Twitter account. “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”
The Chiefs, however, are based in Kansas City, Missouri, not in Kansas City, Kansas. Both cities share the same border along the Missouri River.
That tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a corrected one.
“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure,” the corrected tweet reads. “We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”
Trump quickly drew criticism, including from former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), for the error.
The Chiefs erased a 10-point deficit in the final quarter thanks to three touchdowns in the final period to storm back with 21 unanswered points to end the game.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes started slowly, but finished the game completing 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Damien Williams had 17 carries for 104 yards with one touchdown and added four receptions for 29 yards and another score.
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