And “this” we are asked to believe makes America Great Again…???????

…And “this” we are asked to believe makes America Great Again…???????

Things Trump Actually Deserves Credit For

With the glory also comes the blame, Donald.

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet  ………January 4, 2018, 11:38 AM GMT ……….Donald Trump is not telekinetic. His brain may be a medical marvel, but for terrible reasons, not because he can move objects with his mind. Nonetheless, Trump recently took credit for keeping airplanes all around the world from crashing in 2017.

“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation,” the (I still can’t believe this person is) president tweeted Tuesday morning. “Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”

Yet there hasn’t been a fatal airline crash in the U.S. since 2009, and the current head of the FAA is Obama appointee Michael Huerta. If we’re going to arbitrarily assigning credit for planes staying in the sky, maybe we should give it to the guy whose job description includes “the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world.” Or maybe pilots, or possibly airplane mechanics. Or according to Trump’s logic, every single person in the world who took a flight this year, since I’m sure we all were “very strict” about our wish not to die in a plane crash.

Trump regularly takes credit for things he had no part in, from job deals struck under Obama‘s presidency, to coal jobs that don’t exist, to ending mandatory jail sentences for saying, “Merry Christmas.” If he demands credit for every good thing—including the stuff he just makes up—that means taking the blame for the bad as well. Particularly since he actually played a part in a lot of awful recent events.

With that in mind, here are just six things for which Trump actually deserves credit.

1. The worst year in mass shootings.

2. The death of more than 1,000 Americans in Puerto Rico.

3. A three-year high in coal miner deaths.

4. Hate crimes soaring..

5. Related, the precipitous rise in schoolyard bullying.

6. International travel to the U.S. plummeted.

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