Donald Trump Congratulates New England Patriots for Reaching Super Bowl, Seemingly Forgets About the Rams

President Donald Trump was among those to congratulate the New England Patriots for reaching Super Bowl LIII.

The Patriots beat the Chiefs in Kansas City 37-31 in overtime on Sunday night, becoming only the third team in NFL history after the 1971-73 Miami Dolphins and the 1990-93 Buffalo Bills to reach the Super Bowl three times in a row.

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Congratulations to Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team on a great game and season. Will be a fantastic Super Bowl!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2019

"Congratulations to Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team on a great game and season," the President tweeted.

"Will be a fantastic Super Bowl!"

Significantly, while Trump was full of praise for the Patriots, there was no such thing for the Los Angeles Rams, who were the first team to clinch a spot in Super Bowl LIII after beating the Saints in New Orleans 27-24 in overtime earlier on Sunday.

Despite Trump's claims, the Patriots' season had been far from great for their standards until two weeks ago.

New England went 11-5 throughout the campaign and while they won the AFC East title for the 10th consecutive season, they finished with their worst record since 2009 and were 9-5 after consecutive losses in December.

Over the last two weeks, however, they have been back to their best, thrashing the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round and becoming the first team non-ranked number one to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in six years.

Brady had two interceptions during the game but engineered the 57th winning drive of his incredible career in overtime, taking the Patriots 75 yards up the field to set up Rex Burkhead's crucial two-yard touchdown.

The 41-year-old, who finished completed 30 of his 46 attempted passes for 348 passing yard and a touchdown, has been eager to paint the Patriots as underdogs throughout the playoffs and admitted after the game that his team had found itself in unfamiliar territory in Kansas City.

"The odds were stacked against us," he was quoted as saying by ESPN. "It hasn't been that way for us for a while. It certainly was this year. We started off so slow."

Super Bowl LIII will be Brady's ninth appearance in the big game, more than any of other 31 NFL franchises have reached in their respective histories.

Should the Patriots beat the Rams in Atlanta, Brady and Belichick will add a sixth ring to their collections. That would make them more successful than any NFL franchise in history, bar the Pittsburgh Steelers, which have won six Super Bowls.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20 in Kansas City, Missouri. The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31. Jamie Squire/Getty Images