Trump just made another blunder through a post uploaded to Twitter. It may be time for him to hire a Geography teacher.
United States President Donald Trump has been the culprit behind many a blunder ever since he assumed his position in the White House. From claiming windmills cause cancer to assuring the American public he would build his border wall around the state of Colorado (which is not a border state, FYI), he sure has given his clean-up crew a lot of work to do over the past few years. And just when you thought he couldn't possibly make things any worse... He does. After the Kansas City Chiefs won the 2020 Super Bowl on Sunday, the President took to Twitter (because of course, he did) in order to congratulate the team and the "great state of Kansas," The Guardian reports. There's only one little problem with that tweet: the Kansas City Chiefs are actually from the great state of Missouri.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat out the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling 40-21 victory in the 2020 Super Bowl. And what sort of President wouldn't officially congratulate the winning team? Therefore, Trump posted to Twitter, "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!" Evidently, President Trump wasn't really paying attention in geography class while in middle school. Just because their team has the word "Kansas" in it, doesn't mean they're from Kansas. Kind of like how just because his official title is "President" Trump, he sadly isn't very presidential at all. The team represents Kansas City in Missouri.
As anyone would guess, the tweet quickly went viral - mostly because Twitter users couldn't help but poke fun at our poor President. Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was one of the first people to take note. She posted a screenshot of his tweet and added, "It’s Missouri, you stone-cold idiot." Others, too, had quite the field day. Some chose to take the sarcastic route, such as comedian Matt Oswalt, who wrote, "This tweet is shocking. I can't believe Trump knew Kansas was located in the USA." Meanwhile, some users pointed out the irony of the situation. Political reporter Allan Smith pointedly remarked, "This tweet comes amid an ongoing news cycle where Trump’s Secretary of State — who is very prominently from Kansas — claimed a reporter couldn’t find something on a map."
Days without being a national embarrassment: pic.twitter.com/nkHNwpcVc1— 𝔅𝔞𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔯𝔡 𝔖𝔬𝔫 𝔬𝔣 𝔒𝔡𝔦𝔫 (@JayEvan) February 3, 2020
Obviously, the tweet was immediately pulled down and replaced with a new tweet that corrected the mistake. While Trump may try to hide the goof-up, the internet will definitely not soon forget. It probably isn't the last of his "typos" anyway. As per research conducted by Factba.se, the President has made a whopping total of 188 spelling mistakes since being elected to office. That's about one spelling mistake every five days. So we can probably expect a lot more ridiculousness. Remember when we had a thoughtful, intelligent, well-spoken President? What a distant memory that is.