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Fact check: Trump wrongly claims credit for lack of commercial airline crash deaths

Fact check: Trump wrongly claims credit for lack of commercial airline crash deaths

There were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world last year. It's a remarkable record, but is it fair for President Donald Trump to claim some of the credit?

The facts tell a different story. Global and U.S. commercial aviation deaths have been trending downward for more than a decade due to a variety of factors.

A look at commercial aviation's safety record globally and in the U.S., as well as the president's role:

TRUMP: "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!"

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