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Donald Trump gets his geography wrong as he congratulates Super Bowl winners

Although the Missouri-Kansas state line straddles the city, the Kansas City Chiefs are based in Missouri.

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Kansas City Chiefs fans celebrate the team’s Super Bowl victory in Kansas City, Missouri (Orlin Wagner/AP)

Kansas City Chiefs fans celebrate the team’s Super Bowl victory in Kansas City, Missouri (Orlin Wagner/AP)

Kansas City Chiefs fans celebrate the team’s Super Bowl victory in Kansas City, Missouri (Orlin Wagner/AP)

President Donald Trump had to hastily correct his congratulatory tweet to Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs after getting his geography wrong.

After the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Mr Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic comeback”.

He added: “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so well. Our Country is proud of you!”

Plenty of people in Kansas are indeed Chiefs fans.

But just as many and likely more are in Missouri, including the season-ticket holders at Missouri-based Arrowhead Stadium while thousands were cheering on Sunday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump, right, watch as the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump, right, watch as the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida (Susan Walsh/AP)

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump, right, watch as the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band performs during a Super Bowl party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida (Susan Walsh/AP)

Although the Missouri-Kansas state line divides metropolitan Kansas City, the team itself is based on the Missouri side.

The president’s tweet was quickly deleted and later replaced with a new message: “We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”

Leaving out Kansas altogether might annoy those on the other side of the state line.

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