A since-deleted tweet from President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE erroneously congratulating the state of Kansas for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory led to a number of tweets mocking the president over the mistake on Sunday night and Monday morning.
Former Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillRepublicans may regret restricting reproductive rights Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Giuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri MORE (D-Mo.) called the president a “stone cold idiot” over the error, while Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzHotel workers need a lifeline; It's time to pass The Save Hotel Jobs Act Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — Scientists potty train cows to cut pollution Conservation group says it will only endorse Democrats who support .5T spending plan MORE (D-Hawaii) quipped that Republican senators would pass a “‘Sense of the Senate Resolution’ that the Chiefs belong to Kansas too and then pundits being all ‘but the city does straddle two states.’”
It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot. pic.twitter.com/O1cAAOFsJ6— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) February 3, 2020
LOL Senate Republicans passing a “Sense of the Senate Resolution” that the Chiefs belong to Kansas too and then pundits being all “but the city does straddle two states.” And then the NYT editorials being all “Democrats Lack Civility in Kansas Misunderstanding.”— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 3, 2020
J.A. Adande, director of sports journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, tweeted, “I used to think the Kansas City Chiefs played in Kansas. But I was like 12 years old and not the president of the United States.”
I used to think the Kansas City Chiefs played in Kansas. But I was like 12 years old and not the president of the United States.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) February 3, 2020
The mockery came from a number of different worlds.
The former guitarist of the band Train tweeted, “I’d be willing to wager that the president of the United States can’t find Kansas City or even the state of Missouri on a map,” while CNN correspondent Greg Krieg and conservative commentator Stephen MillerStephen MillerWhy is the Biden administration turning its back on asylum seekers? Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle How Trump broke the system that offers protection to Afghan allies MORE both jokingly compared the mistake to the incident in which Trump used a Sharpie to alter a map showing the path of Hurricane Dorian to include Alabama in September 2019.
Trump is going to release a map tomorrow with Kansas City in Kansas isn’t he?— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 3, 2020
Tomorrow: Trump waves around a map in Oval Office showing that Kansas City is, in fact, in Kansas. pic.twitter.com/e5jb6R7RHf— Greg Krieg (@GregJKrieg) February 3, 2020
The Kansas City Police Department did not directly reference the Trump tweet but tweeted about general confusion about the city’s location, tweeting, “Now that everyone is paying attention to Kansas City, it seems people are confused: We're from MISSOURI. Check our profile pic — It's our Missouri-shaped patch.”
Now that everyone is paying attention to Kansas City, it seems people are confused: We're from MISSOURI. Check our profile pic - It's our Missouri-shaped patch.— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) February 3, 2020
American Conservative Union President Matt Schlapp, meanwhile, accused the "East coast establishment" of omitting that the Kansas City metropolitan area includes parts of Kansas as well, although the Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium is in Missouri.
Dear East coast establishment: Kansas City, Kansas is in Kansas.— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 3, 2020