President Trump Congratulates Wrong State on Super Bowl Win

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  1. crankalicious profile image92
    crankaliciousposted 2 months ago

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-mistak … r-bowl-win

    I think my 5th grader knows that the Chiefs reside in Missouri and not Kansas. Should our President be aware of such things?

    Honestly, I think the media is probably making too much of this. Geography is overrated anyway. One clearly doesn't need to know any geography to be President anyway.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image90
      Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      He's so dumb I'm not surprised at anything he says anymore. His enablers probably didn't notice anyway. tongue

    2. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Of COURSE he should know that!  It is of vast importance to know the home location of every sports team in the country, after all!  I didn't know it, but certainly the President should have that fact secreted solidly in his memory. 

      On top of that, to think that the "Kansas City Chiefs" even might reside in the third largest city in the state of Kansas, well, Everybody should know better than that, right?  I mean, you can tell right from their name that they are located in Missouri, right? lol

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        You know, it's not a big deal that he didn't know it, but that he didn't take the time to know it so he could get it right. It's just another example of his sloppy, careless MO. In this caee, it's relatively trivial, but in many other cases, it's important.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, it's rather trivial, isn't it?  Not something to make a big deal of.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image82
            PrettyPantherposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Yet, it's something anyone else in his position would get right, because they would actually care.

          2. Randy Godwin profile image90
            Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            No one on your side ever makes a big deal out of his ignorance, Dan. You revel in it!

            1. PrettyPanther profile image82
              PrettyPantherposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              Bill Maher made a new ad targeting Trump's brain, "a neurological mess."  big_smile

              https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-camp … ump-video/

              1. GA Anderson profile image90
                GA Andersonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

                Classic Bill Maher. I like sharp comedy.

                GA

    3. Eastward profile image93
      Eastwardposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I'm sure your 5th grader probably knows a lot of things the President doesn't know. I'm fine with the President not knowing this off-hand. We all make mistakes or have gaps in our knowledge. I would, however, like a President with enough humility to trust in a team of people to fact check his statements before they go out to the world (or at least a President savvy enough to do a few seconds of Google research).

      TRUMP SPEAKS AT FOURTH-GRADE LEVEL, LOWEST OF LAST 15 U.S. PRESIDENTS, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS
      https://www.newsweek.com/trump-fire-and … ama-774169

      Trump speaks at level of 8-year-old, new analysis finds
      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl … 49926.html

      I'd say that maybe he's the type that needs to get his thoughts down into writing first and just isn't good at public speaking, but we've all seen the tweets. My benefit of the doubt meter is running on empty.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        From some years ago, we were being told to write at about an 8th grade level on HP, because that's what the general population is reading at.

        Are you sure you want him speaking at a college level?  Although he really should get anything he intends to say vetted first - these kind of accidents only give ammunition to opponents, however much it isn't really appropriate.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I think speaking at a college level should be required for a POTUS. Although he should be able to dumb it down for the  Republicans.

        2. Eastward profile image93
          Eastwardposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I'm hoping that the readership on HP is edging up, though US adults seem to have weak performance in technological problem solving environments compared to decent literacy internationally https://www.proliteracy.org/What-We-Do/Advocacy/PIAAC (some interesting stats there). It may not be, but the President speaking at an 8th grade level would be a significant improvement.

          I don't think there is much of a chance of the President speaking at a college level. Even if he was purposely limiting his vocabulary and speaking patterns to appeal to his base, there would be "accidents" in that regard as well. Sometimes, college level would come through.

          I think we are in agreement the President can't be expected to be flawless and always know everything, but he should have trusted people to vet his statements. What would it take to have an assistant take a quick look at a statement before sending it out? It seems his ego won't allow it.

          Whether 5th grade, 8th grade, or college level. I do expect more articulation that expressed in examples like this https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 … -windmills

          We deserve that much.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image90
            Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            We deserve more than Trump can accomplish with his dishonest rhetoric. This is plain to anyone with any sense at all.

            1. Eastward profile image93
              Eastwardposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              I agree that we deserve much better. Americans work hard, work long hours, take little vacations, and expect very little (if anything) in exchange for the taxes they pay. We deserve an honest President that genuinely is doing his best for the poor, working, and middle class (the upper classes too, but they've been coddled for the last 50 years). I'm eagerly watching the Iowa results come in.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image90
                Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

                Watching them as well, EW. I agree, we deserve an honest POTUS, but we have Trump instead. sad

        3. crankalicious profile image92
          crankaliciousposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Dan, an excellent point. The average American reads at an 8th grade level. Many don't read at all.

          If the President is reflective of the populous, we're probably getting what we deserve.

          We need to update Teddy Roosevelt: speak plainly and carry a big stick.

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            I don't know he is "reflective" of the populous, or whether he is following the same road we were told to do.  I would strongly suspect that most of us here can communicate at a much higher level than 8th grade, just as I would assume that Trump can, too.  I've never been a part of his inner circle or family, so can't speak to how he talks when not in the public eye.  I assume rough and very non-pc, but neither of those have much to do with speaking at an 8th grade level.

            But thinking back to his remarks to North Korea, he did seem to speak plainly (I thought the quote was to speak "softly", which Trump does not do) and carry a big stick.  Whether he would use that stick remains (thankfully) yet to be seen.  Although he has used his medium size stick a few times (tariffs, NATO, NAFTA, etc.)

            1. crankalicious profile image92
              crankaliciousposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              It was speak "softly". I was updating it! I think people appreciate plain speak.

            2. Randy Godwin profile image90
              Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              "And then we fell in love!"

    4. Live to Learn profile image79
      Live to Learnposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I didn't know that. It's a football team. It's a city that crosses across two states. Should Trump have researched? Maybe. Does it matter? To nitpickers, maybe?

      I think it's weird what football fans think any of us notice or care about their teams.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image90
        Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        I suppose if you were going to discuss a team on a national TV program, you would bone up on it, correct?  But perhaps you'd simply fly by the seat of your pants as Trump did?

        Which would you opt for, LTL?

        1. Live to Learn profile image79
          Live to Learnposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I asked my husband this morning. I assumed he'd think Kansas like I did. He knew they were in Missouri.

          Shame on those show me staters. Couldn't think of a name for a city so just borrowed the name from Kansas. Creating confusion and hooplah. I'd recommend we change the name to drama queens but I think the left have claimed that title. smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image90
            Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Indeed, how dare we expect the leader of the free world to do a bit of research before opening his mouth. Of course, we've grown accustomed to expect nothing of the sort from Trump.

            1. Live to Learn profile image79
              Live to Learnposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              I agree. This gaffe is about as devastating as any of his others.

  2. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 2 months ago

    There is a Kansas City, Kansas. However, Trump has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, and even though most everybody associates the Chiefs with KCMO, I could let him go on this one.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image90
      Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I could as well if I didn't know he was ignorant as hell of geography, among almost any other subject. He's not a reader, as everyone is aware of. I never have trusted  opinions from unread people, and Trump has only buttressed this belief.

      1. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Randy, What worse about Trump if he is too stupid to even consider the depth of his ignorance in subjects he knows nothing about.

        It is one thing to be ignorant, as described by Mark Twain. But this "stable genius" has a Godlike knowledge of everything under the sun. If we are not capable of even acknowledging the need to learn..... it is pretty pathetic.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Actually, it's "ugly" pathetic, Cred. More's the pity!

 
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