I hope his act is just one big con. I hope he’s the world’s biggest con artist. I’d rather that than to think he believes what he says and writes. There’s no other choice truly. You are being conned; or he really believes what he is saying and what he is saying is plainly wrong.
It’s a cold wintry day and a blizzard is deciding whether to come to visit me. So I wait patiently unable to do anything about it other than sit wrapped up in a fairly comfortable room and watch out the window sipping my morning tea.
You must have seen Trump’s tweet on January 2: “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.”
Did you believe it? Do you think Trump believes it? It is a lie. We have been fortunate in the US to have had several years immediately prior to 2017 where there were “Zero deaths” from commercial aviation. The year 2017 followed a trend that has been going on for a while.
The truth is ”In the U.S., it has been 4½ years — Barack Obama was starting his second term as president — since the last deaths involving a scheduled passenger airline.” Further, “It’s been almost nine years since the last fatalities involving a U.S.-registered, scheduled passenger airline in the United States.”
Trump has had nothing to do with this record. I only hope he does not jinx our years of good fortune. The credit goes to the advances in aviation safety made by the industry and by regulations imposed on the airlines (which Trump wants to remove).
Does it bother you that he made that claim?