Ah Donald Trump, he’s at it again on Twitter and like many of his social media manoeuvres in the past, this one sorely backfired.
On Sunday, the annual Super Bowl kicked off with the San Fransisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs going head to head. For much of the game, the 49ers appeared to be on the road to another victory, that is, until the Chiefs clawed their way back to take out the honour with a final scoreboard of 31-20. Donald Trump was among the first to congratulate the team however someone should have fact-checked the tweet before it was published.
In a now-edited post, Trump said, “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!”
The thought was nice, the execution poor.
It was quickly taken down and republished, editing out the mistake but not before thousands of eyes had already seen it.
Former Missouri senator Claire McCaskill took to Twitter, replying with, “It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot.” Others screen shotted the old tweet and gave a piece of their own mind.
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