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