President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic 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 KushnerBlack community group loses bid to acquire downtown LA Mall despite highest offer Kushner launching investment firm in move away from politics: report Washington Post calls on Democrats to subpoena Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Meadows for testimony on Jan. 6 MORE to make it before the full Senate for a vote before the end of December.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns 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.