Trump Takes Credit For Global Aviation Safety

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump has suggested he has improved the safety of airplanes, saying he has “been very strict on Commercial aviation” since becoming US President. Dutch-based aviation consultancy To70 on Monday released its annual Civil Aviation Safety Review that reported only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost.

No jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world. The two crashes that occurred on New Year’s Eve – a seaplane in Sydney which killed six, and a Cessna Caravan which crashed in Costa Rica, killing all 12 on board – were not included in the tally, since both aircraft weighed under 5,700kg — the threshold for the report.

  • Boreal
    • Menergy

      Love it!

    • Treant

      Need.

  • Boreal
    • Treant

      Laa-Laa and Ca-Ca.

    • Uncle Mark

      Is that Laa-Laa’s ball or that Baby-Sun? (Baby go boom)

  • Frostbite

    Oh Dolt 45. Thank you for making the sun rise each morning and set in the evening. Your powers are great and mystical.

  • Boreal
  • JT

    Drumpf should only take credit for having his head up his ass.

    • lymis

      That’s actually a pretty impressive feat, considering how many people are in the way, licking it.

      • Tawreos

        Just lubing it up so his head will slide right in.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, I have copulated with zero women. Through no action of my own.
    🙄🙄🙄

    • Stogiebear

      Keep it up! (So to speak . . . )

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I haven’t been picked up for drunk driving this year.

    • zhera

      Medal coming in the mail, from the Gay Lobby! Congrats!

      • Gustav2

        And from the Christianists, too…oh wait.

      • greenmanTN

        They’re getting really stingy with the toasters!

  • hdtex
  • Treant

    In fact, he landed every one of those planes himself. Only he could do it.

    Asswipe.

  • alc2018
  • DaddyRay

    Yet another media distraction

  • FAEN

    He’s going to take credit for gravity soon. That’s if he believed in gravity.

    • Paula

      jeebus didn’t need no gravity!

  • netxtown

    Demanding a BigMac or a taco bowl in flight is NOT about anything to do with safety….

  • Stogiebear

    Things are going to get nasty around here when our Dear Leader finds out that North Korea’s Dear Leader has already twatted out the same claim. If digging a bomb shelter in your back yard was on your list of resolutions for this year, you best get to digging.

  • Todd20036

    Well, I’ll give him this much. If he ever tried to be an aircraft flight controller, planes would be raining from the sky, but he never attempted that.

    So thanks for doing nothing Don. That’s what you’re best at.

  • shellback
  • DaddyRay
    • The_Wretched

      hmmm, it’s almost like air safety regs reduced fatalities like they were designed to.

    • ColdCountry

      Hm. I bet that’s crimping the airline’s profit. Maybe he should roll that one back?

  • Uncle Mark

    Hey, give the hot-air blimp credit for knowing a lil’ something about aviation…very little.
    FYI: This was the butthole, who wanted to privatize the FAA to somehow make it “more efficient.”

    • AmeriCanadian

      That’s next on the agenda. He’s setting it up now.

  • pj

    but ships in the navy keep running into other ships.

    • Joe in PA

      Pffft, Trump hasn’t “gotten strict with them”.

      Arrrrgggghhhh.

    • Stev84

      That was Obama’s fault

      • clay

        Indirectly, probably. The navy no longer has junior officers train on smaller boats, learning the physics of naval motion first hand, instead, they only have book-learning and computer simulations. I don’t see that Obama ordered this change in training, however.

  • Butch

    It’s actually the seventh straight year of zero fatalities for a U.S. carrier, so thanks, Obama!

  • Ninja0980

    He is of course mentioning how is he pushing for deregulation of the things that made this possible right?

    • AmeriCanadian

      It’s almost like you’re psychic or something.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    This morning there were no “hair balls” coughed up on the living room floor.
    I have been very strict on my kitties.
    This is the best and safest morning so far this year!

    • netxtown

      There really are a lot of ‘firsts’ happening.
      This morning, as i took my daily trump dump, i didn’t have a dangler ! it was a clean wipe – and i got the paper to prove it!

    • Snarkaholic

      FAKE NEWS!
      (You failed to disclose that you shaved them completely!)

    • Prost Seattle

      Check your shoes. Always check your shoes.

  • netxtown

    I bet he tweeted that out before the fox anchor had a chance to wipe the drivel from the corners of her/his mouth….

  • Michael R
  • Henry Auvil

    From Daily KOS:
    Uh, Donald? Hate to break it to you, but:

    Nobody died in a crash of a United States-certificated scheduled airline operating anywhere in the world in 2016.

    This probably should no longer qualify as “news.”

    That’s because it is the seventh straight year that nobody died in a crash on a United States-certificated scheduled airline operating anywhere in the world.
    Thanks, Obama.

  • Halou

    Since taking office I have been very strict on planetary orbits. Good news – it was just reported that there were 365 days in 2017, the best and sunniest year on record!

  • Paula

    Ok everybody, I made the sun come up in the sky today. You’re welcome!

    • PickyPecker

      Could you do something about the temperatures here? It’s entirely too cold! Thx

    • Treant
    • The_Wretched

      And here I thought that was Pharoh’s job.

      • Paula

        He was my predecessor, he trained me.

    • Harveyrabbit

      Great so long as you’re gonna finish the job and make it go down later otherwise you don’t get paid.

      • AmeriCanadian

        And if it’s up for more than four hours, consult a doctor.

    • Uncle Mark

      Paula has the most impressive morning workout routine

    • Rex

      I’m taking credit for the moon.
      Due to a few random compliments on my ass.
      Thank you.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Thanks! I want everyone to know that I pushed the gravity button this morning so we’re good until tomorrow. You’re welcome

      • Paula

        Thank you for your perseverance.

    • djcoastermark

      Great, except you forgot to get rid of the clouds. I can’t see the sun through the clouds so I don’t know if you’re just pulling my leg about the sun being up or not.

    • KnownDonorDad
      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Always struck me as *the* typical hetero bro (“hey bruh!”) anthem if there ever was one.

        • KnownDonorDad

          Hm, I think it’s far too cerebral, packed with references to Polynesian mythology.

    • lattebud

      I didn’t break a single shoelace on my loafers. Is he gonna take credit for that?

    • Bad Tom

      I wound up TIME (not the magazine) this morning so the Universe could continue.

      OTOH, if I didn’t, no alarm clock would go off in the morning, all around the world.

      Hmmm.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Oh great, yet another god to pray to !

  • Gustav2
  • JT
  • j.martindale

    Everything revolves around ME!

  • Harveyrabbit

    Perhaps all his hot air is helping keep those flying machines aloft. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b1aede91dfda02755f61956bcb1d0e3de2b78e631c3bbfd11db518792becf9f.jpg

    • Halou

      So much hot air. Global warming is real!!!

    • prixator

      Short?

  • lymis

    Who knew that golfing was so critical to aviation safety?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Must be the aerodynamic dimples on his balls.

  • j.martindale

    No hurricanes so far in 2018. Thanks, Trump.

    • Joe in PA

      and he’s ended global “warming”.

  • safari
    • safari

      He’s been at it for three hours.

      • Treant

        Donny WANNA GO back FLORIDA! Donny WANNA GOLF! Donny NO WORK!

    • Paula

      OMFG! He is completely nuts. Did he forget all the things he called them?

      • safari

        Yes

        • Juvela Bumblebee

          But Hispanics have not forgotten.

    • Halou

      What the fuck kind of drugs is he on?

      • jimbo65

        Almost certainly on some type of amphetamines.

      • BobSF_94117

        Whatever kind of drugs hostage-takers prefer. He’s going to try to leverage DACA to get his fucking wall.

    • Halou
    • zhera

      Does he really think that if he says it, it will happen?

      • KnownDonorDad

        People who already believe it will retweet him and validate his feelings.

  • Tawreos

    I thought regulations were job killers, but here it almost sounds like they keep people safe. Which is it?

    • AmeriCanadian

      Depends on what the lobbyists have decided to fund.

    • zhera

      The pilots are suddenly more sober, more alert, less suicidal.
      The engines are magically better functioning, better serviced, better controlled.
      The weather is mysteriously less dangerous, less unpredictable, less problematic.

      Oh, wait. None of that is true.

  • AmeriCanadian
  • TexasBoy

    I hope a reporter asks him for specific details on what he did for Commercial aviation, and then ask if he could please do it for automobiles, too.

    • JAKvirginia

      Or guns!

  • Alex Polkovsky

    Since buying my new office chair, Zombie attacks have been an all time low. No attacks on scheduled Zeplin flights last year!

  • Halou

    Captain crap is so full of his own shit.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    How does this kind of ridiculous claim resonate with his base?
    >>Trumptard: Good one Mr. President. That’s sure to trigger some libtards!

    • KnownDonorDad

      That’s exactly it! Forget your environment, taxes, kids’ education – he upset those libtards!

  • Uncle Mark

    I know of one American air disaster we can expect in 2018. Thanks, Mueller !! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a9118abfe4ae6bbd141debc4d528220024631022621b02ade670fd1b7aae6668.jpg

  • Tomcat

    Now lets talk about major oil pipeline leaks trump.

  • Tomcat

    Lets talk about man made earthquakes from fracking now.

  • Tomcat

    Since you take credit for no major airline crashes, maybe you want to take credit for all the natural disasters in the world.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Yeah, yeah…and I’m sure you are also responsible for keeping the laws of physics running.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Look, let’s just simplify this: is there anything that Drumpf DIDN’T personally accomplish this past year?

    • JAKvirginia

      My orgasms. Thank god!

  • TrollopeReader

    Hey I got rid of 22 regulations for every new one and guess what?!! Shove it, orange man, just shove it …..

  • Bambino
  • andrew

    Every Tweet he tweets show him to be the egocentric narcissist that he is.

  • Renfield

    I am very glad he continues to tweet.

  • carlstrauser

    Well, you all can take credit for the good stuff.

    I’m claiming responsibility for avocados going bad so quickly.

    Somebody has to step up and try to put the kabosh on bad quac.

  • pj

    you lied 1900 times last year. why should we believe anything you say.

  • anne marie in philly

    I was the only one responsible in making the earth revolve around the sun last year. thank you, thank you, no applause necessary.

  • joe ho

    Commercial airline deaths in the U.S. by year:

    2010: 0
    2011: 0
    2012: 0.
    2013: 0.
    2014: 0.
    2015: 0.
    2016: 0.
    2017: 0.

    • Clearly, Obama did a super good job!

      • KnownDonorDad

        Thanks, Obama!

  • joe ho

    Coal mine deaths were up in 2017.

  • JWC

    what next He invented airplanes too

  • dcurlee

    Delusional

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • justme

    of course Donnie….
    YOUR plane has been grounded for a year…

  • KnownDonorDad

    Side note: if you ever want to dig into the stats, go here:

    http://airsafe.com/

  • bkmn

    So regulation is a good thing, right?

  • JCF
  • kareemachan

    Moran.

  • Friday

    So, that’s why you want to gut and loot the air traffic control system with a ‘privatization’ scheme, and cut safety inspections and regulations from what’s kept the US free of airline deaths for going on a decade or so?

  • Scout
  • Sean

    Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of Dotard’s lies.

  • Eddie Besketti

    well….. you really should give trump the credit that is due him. This year he has managed to keep the water in every single river in the world flowing down hill. Not just most rivers but all of them. for a guy who’s not really into the environment, he’s done a good job, no, a great job at keeping the water flowing down hill. Not only that but he’s managed to keep the water wet. That’s quit an accomplishment.

  • ColdCountry

    I’m fascinated by this. Perhaps, Donny, you could tell us in detail how you achieved this?

  • Sporkfighter