Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly: Trump wants credit for zero airplanes deaths but ignores thousands of gun deaths
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly (left, via Wikimedia Commons) and President Donald Trump (right, via Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons).

After President Donald Trump took credit for there being zero airplane deaths in 2017, retired astronaut Mark Kelly took him to task.


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.