President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE made an error Friday when he mistakenly asserted that he was in St. Louis, Mo. during a speech to the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

During his speech praising local crime-fighting efforts around the country, the president praised local community organizations "right here in St. Louis," according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, despite the conference's actual venue being located in Kansas City, which shares a friendly rivalry with St. Louis.

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"James and his team have successfully ended more than 50 ongoing, escalating gunbattles between rival gangs right here in St. Louis," Trump said, praising the efforts of James Clark of the Better Family Life Initiative.

"I've been here a lot over the last couple of months," he reportedly added earlier in the speech, though it was unclear which city that remark referred to.

The White House has thrown its weight behind criminal justice reform as the year comes to a close, with Trump hoping for a criminal justice reform package drafted with input from White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump officials mull plan to divert billions more to border wall: report California trip shows Trump doesn't always hate the media Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy MORE to make it before the full Senate for a vote before the end of December.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Overnight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts MORE (R-Ky.) has indicated that he is unlikely to bring the bill up for a vote before January, despite the legislation's support from senators in both parties.

Trump has publicly urged McConnell to move for a vote on the legislation, as Republicans fear the incoming Democratic House majority could push for stronger changes to the bill.