New year, same dipshit President.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump reminded citizens he can boast about whatever the fuck he wants and not be held accountable, causing half of Twitter to bang their heads on their keyboards while the other half blindly believes him (oh god, we hope it’s not half).
The latest example of this was Trump taking credit for a fatality-free 2017 in commercial aviation — something he was in no way, shape, or form responsible for.
While the news does come as a breath of fresh air, it’s not particularly remarkable for America given the fact that there have been no aviation fatalities in the US since 2009. Yet Trump still somehow felt the global achievement was due to his being “very strict on Commercial Aviation” — and no, he never clarified what he meant by that.
Of course, Twitter took POTUS to task over the alternative brag. Everyone from airline officials to Bryan Cranston were dumbfounded over Trump’s audacity to take credit for something he so obviously had nothing to do with.
But others were more focused on the more depressing fact that a large number of Trump supporters blindly believe he, the man who sparked nationwide airport protests, was responsible for the safest year of air travel.
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
Thank you @realDonaldTrump for preventing US commercial airlines from crashing in 2017. Your active participation monitoring the flight patterns and safety regulations was greatly appreciated. In 2018 could you please turn your efforts toward preventing wildfires and hurricanes? https://t.co/yYq49PzZpX
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) January 2, 2018
Roughly 63 million people work in the aviation industry around the globe. From pilots to maintenance techs to below wing workers and flight dispatchers, they make aviation safer than ever. Nobody, besides these people, have any right to take credit for this streak of safety. https://t.co/tN04NYHm2X
— Ryan Ewing (@FlyingHighRyan) January 2, 2018
“Very strict on Commercial Aviation.”
What does this even mean? What, if anything, has he done?There hasn’t been a deadly scheduled airline crash in the US since 2009. The 2017 news is a global achievement. https://t.co/phS2xs86hC
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) 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
Commercial airline deaths in the U.S. by year:
There are actual people who read this tweet and believe that this schmuck has something to do with aviation safety.
God help us. pic.twitter.com/I9ZSkWhzvd
— andy lassner (@andylassner) January 2, 2018
The worst thing is, this is just one tiny little raindrop in the storm of Trump’s lies. And we’re drowning here, people.
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