Twitter Ridicules Trump After He Takes Credit for Global Air Travel Safety: ‘Unbelievably Stupid’


President Trump had a very active morning on Twitter today, and at one point, he decided to take credit for ensuring global air traffic’s safest year ever.

The Aviation Safety Network recently released a report noting that there were no reported deaths on any commercial flights anywhere around the world last year. It is worth noting, however, that there hasn’t been a single fatal commercial airline crash in the United States since early 2009.

The Hill reports that the president tried to launch an initiative to privatize air-traffic control, though it stalled in Congress, and it isn’t clear what else he has done for airline safety legislation. As such, plenty of people are mocking Trump by asking how exactly he contributed, noting what else he can take credit for, and also slamming him for claiming without evidence that a global achievement was all his doing.

UPDATE – 11:50 a.m. EST: White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah had this to say about Trump’s tweet:

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