Donald Trump deletes tweet after congratulating wrong state in Super Bowl gaffe

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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".

Donald Trump mistakenly congratulated the state of Kansas after last night's Super Bowl. Picture: AP

Donald Trump mistakenly congratulated the state of Kansas after last night's Super Bowl. Picture: AP

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

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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.

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.