Users on Twitter mocked the President after he appeared to take credit for zero aviation deaths worldwide in 2017. Last year was the safest year on record for commercial aviation according to a new study. The President appeared to attribute the safety record to his “strictness” in a tweet Tuesday morning.
Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!
There has not been a fatality associated with a passenger airline crash in the US since 2009. Overall, 44 people were killed in 10 passenger and cargo plane crashes. Those crashes were of small propeller planes and cargo aircraft. The President’s tweet was followed by several who made fun of the President for his taking responsibility:
We had no gas explosions in our house this year. Thank you, Mr. President, for your hands-on leadership of FERC. https://t.co/cquNwtlSuw
Since flying on airplanes I have been very adamant that I did not want to die in an aviation accident. Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record! You’re welcome