President Donald Trump’s bizarre Tuesday morning boast in which he took credit for ensuring global airline safety set off immediate ridicule across the internet.
Responding to news that there were no commercial airline crashes anywhere in the world last year, Trump credited his own policies with preventing people from suffering airline-related deaths.
“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation,” the president wrote. “Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”
Given that the president offered no evidence that he had enacted any restrictions that could have possibly affected global airline safety — and given that no commercial airlines have crashed in the United States since 2009 — the internet was quick to dismiss Trump’s latest ramblings as yet another example of his delusional bragging.
Check out the top reactions below.
“In the first year of my administration I prioritized our orbit around the sun, and now we did it in under 367 days for the first time ever” – Trump, soon, probably
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 2, 2018
planes no longer crash in the era of the Godking https://t.co/gBAE5OGSPOADVERTISEMENT
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) January 2, 2018
BUCKHANNON, W.V. — The coal mines haven’t quite reopened, but here in this small West Virginia town, voters see real progress a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.
“He’s been very good on commercial aviation,” says Chuck Stub, 54, an out-of-work Trump voter. “Very strict.” https://t.co/YiHapD5OsvADVERTISEMENT
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 2, 2018
Trump: Planes don’t crash because of me!
Airlines: Actually it’s because we’ve invested in new technologies to improve perf–
Trump: MEEEE! MEEEEEE!
— Andrea Romano (@theandrearomano) January 2, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
I’m willing to be a hundred billion Galleons that since taking office, Trump has had more conversations about Nordstrom than commercial aviation. https://t.co/zXupAVbLCq
— Jason Pinter (@jasonpinter) January 2, 2018
You know Trump is a sicko when he takes credit for no aviation deaths instead of crediting pilots, airlines, transportation safety & air traffic control! What an arrogant, self absorbed egomaniacal little twit!
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 2, 2018
Thank you President Trump for making America safe again! Obama didn't secure the border, didn't care about aviation safety, and banned Christmas!!!! Thank God you are making America great again!!
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 2, 2018
Trump University now teaches aviation! It truly is the greatest school on any planet in the universe!ADVERTISEMENT
— Jason Clay (@jasonclay) January 2, 2018
I would like to thank Donald Trump for single-handedly making commercial aviation safe.
Oh, wait, correlation =/= causation. https://t.co/IHb0HrD2RBADVERTISEMENT
— Kayle Hatt (@KayleHatt) January 2, 2018