President Appears to Take Credit Zero Aviation Deaths in 2017, Gets Mocked on Twitter

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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.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter

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:

Charles C. W. Cooke on Twitter

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

https://twitter.com/neontaster/status/948199825429942272

Haley Byrd on Twitter

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

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