Standing out in today’s torrent of tweets from Donald Trump bashing Pakistan, Democrats, Iran, Crooked Hillary aide Huma Abedin, Rocket Man, Failing New York Times, Barack Obama and Deep State Justice Dept. is this gem:
“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!”
Trump’s crazy tweet apparently was a reaction to the announcement today from the Flight Safety Foundation showing that no passenger anywhere in the world died from a jet crash in 2017.
In fact, The Atlantic helpfully pointed out that the last US airline fatality occurred in 2009 when a commuter turboprop crashed in Buffalo.
And what was the president doing in 2009? He was among signatories with Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric of a letter that ran in the New York Times urging President Obama and Congress to support the United Nations’ global climate conference in Copenhagen.
“We support your effort to ensure meaningful and effective measures to control climate change, an immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today,” read the letter copy. “Please allow us, the United States of America, to serve in modeling the change necessary to protect humanity and our planet.”
As for Trump’s alleged strictness on commercial aviation, The Atlantic notes that the president proposed privatizing the air-traffic control system and reducing “burdensome regulations” on airlines. A real tough guy on aviation.
Trump’s commercial aviation fantasy tweet did serve a purpose, getting 52K “likes” on Twitter.
The tweet adds to the Washington Post’s tally of 1,950 false or misleading claims that Trump made in his first 347 days in office.
The tweeter-in-chief is a lock to brake the 2,000-bogus claim mark by the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, which is a long 18 days from now.