On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired off a bizarre tweet taking credit for air travel safety in response to reports of “zero airplane deaths” in 2017. Trump’s outrageous tweet sparked an avalanche of negative responses, including from Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who felt compelled to take the erratic president to task.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Yes, 2017 was the safest year for air travel on record — and President Trump thinks he deserves credit for it. But rather than the president, Kelly wrote on Twitter, the credit lies with the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA and airlines themselves which led to such a safe year for air travel.
“But, 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,” Kelly continued.
Check out his tweet below and share your response in the comment section:
Actually, it's @USDOT, @FAANews, & @NASA —and especially the airlines— who deserve credit for this. But, 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 https://t.co/vnSPBo76LF
— Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly) January 2, 2018