Trump Claims Credit for Worldwide Airline Safety Record

HeadlineJan 03, 2018
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The Aviation Safety Network reported Monday there were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world last year—making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial aviation. President Trump quickly took credit, tweeting, “Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news.” Trump’s boast prompted retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congressmember Gabby Giffords, to respond on Twitter, “If you’re going to take credit for zero airline deaths in 2017 then you should take responsibility for the tens of thousands of gun deaths, too. #lawsmatter.”

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