The internet is having a lot of fun this morning with the Tweeter-in-Chief’s confusion about where the Kansas City Chiefs play their home games. Trump congratulated the Super Bowl Champions on their first championship in 50 years.
“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure,” Trump wrote. “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”
The Chiefs, of course, hail from Kansas City, Missouri. The tweet was quickly edited but not before it became yet another unforced error of global note.
But let’s talk about that halftime show. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but it was as painful as high school and longer than college. That said, I saw the big middle finger to Impeached President Donald John Trump barely hidden among the pole-dancing, hip-thrusting and lip-synching.
All of the performers were Latinos, part of a mass of people Trump discounted as drug dealers, criminals and rapists. If you missed that part of the show’s message, J-Lo used the flag of Puerto Rico to remind Trump and Cult 45 that the people who live and die there are proud Americans. That was subtle. The kids in gleaming cages were impossible to ignore — if you think it’s wrong to separate children from their parents and warehouse them in cages.
That the middle finger was broadcast live on the sports division of the Fox “News” network, was the ghost pepper on top of this spicy enchilada. I didn’t enjoy the show, but what it lacked in taste, musicality and organization, it more than made up for in the defiant spirit that made America great long before Trump was flunking geography.