Many strange tweets issued from the post-vacation Trump yesterday, doing everything from demanding an aide to Hillary Clinton be jailed to provoking another episode of nuclear brinksmanship with the despot head of North Korea. The truly stunning Trump tweet, however, was the one wherein he claimed that he was personally responsible for the fact that there were no deaths from commercial airplane crashes in 2017. “I have been very strict on commercial aviation,” he tweeted incredibly. Here’s what came back.
"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
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.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 2, 2018
“He’s been very good on commercial aviation,” says Chuck Stub, 54, an out-of-work Trump voter. “Very strict.” https://t.co/YiHapD5Osv
I would like to thank Donald Trump for single-handedly making commercial aviation safe.— Kayle Hatt (@KayleHatt) January 2, 2018
Oh, wait, correlation =/= causation. https://t.co/IHb0HrD2RB
Trump: Planes don't crash because of me!— Andrea Romano (@theandrearomano) January 2, 2018
Airlines: Actually it's because we've invested in new technologies to improve perf--
Trump: MEEEE! MEEEEEE!
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
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
Trump University now teaches aviation! It truly is the greatest school on any planet in the universe!— Jason Clay (@jasonclay) January 2, 2018
This one is my favorite.
planes no longer crash in the era of the Godking https://t.co/gBAE5OGSPO— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) January 2, 2018
A new meme, destined to be as famous as the gold and white Trump chicken, will be one of Trump reclining on the tale of an airliner, saying, “Don’t worry about a thing, we’re uncrashable, via my
imperial decree,” when a large meteor suddenly appears, iceberg like, sitting like a castle in the air. Trump the Omniscient, he can keep jets aloft.