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Trump Takes Credit For Safest Commercial Aviation Year On Record

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump took credit for a record zero commercial aviation crashes worldwide with a Tuesday morning tweet.

“The deaths recorded last year were all from cargo planes or smaller propeller-driven passenger aircraft,” CNNMoney reported Tuesday. Trump cited his “strict” policies on commercial aviation as a reason for the decline though it is not immediately clear what policies he is referencing.

The president has made cuts to government regulation a priority in his administration including those in the airline safety arena. The airline industry has lobbied aggressively for a rollback in safety regulations instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration, saying they are exacerbating a record pilot shortage and actually having an adverse effect on safety.

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