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Ex-Senator Calls Trump A ‘Stone Cold Idiot’ For Geography-Challenged Superbowl Tweet


Ex-Senator Calls Trump A ‘Stone Cold Idiot’ For Geography-Challenged Superbowl Tweet

Former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill called President Trump a “stone cold idiot” after he erroneously congratulated the state of Kansas for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory.

“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” tweeted Trump. “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”

Trump’s original tweet was quickly deleted, re-posting a new one congratulating Missouri, though he wasn’t quick enough for the keen-eyed on social media to point out his error.

“It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot,” McCaskill tweeted.

Sen. Brian Schatz (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.’”

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.”

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.”

CNN correspondent Greg Krieg and conservative commentator Stephen Miller 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.

The Kansas City Police Department tweeted, “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.”


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