President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend 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 KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE to make it before the full Senate for a vote before the end of December.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellJudiciary Committee greenlights Garland's AG nomination This week: Senate takes up coronavirus relief after minimum wage setback Juan Williams: Hypocrisy runs riot in GOP 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.