Trump Makes Heavy Accusation Against Democrats; Takes Credit For Airline Safety.
Accusing Democrats of playing politics with undocumented immigrants who came into the country as children, President Donald Trump on Tuesday predicted that so-called Dreamers will fall “in love” with the GOP.
“Democrats are doing nothing for DACA - just interested in politics,” Trump complained via Twitter. “DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will start ‘falling in love’ with Republicans and their President! We are about RESULTS.”
Congressional leaders will meet with top White House officials on Wednesday to discuss a deal to avert a government shutdown and make headway on an immigration impasse.
Trump tweeted last week that “there can be no” immigration deal without his long-promised border wall and an end to chain migration and the U.S. visa lottery system. A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats won’t “negotiate through the press” but “look forward to a serious negotiation at Wednesday’s meeting when we come back.”
Afterwards, President Donald Trump appeared to claim that his policies in his first year in the White House resulted in the commercial aviation industry posting its safest year ever in 2017 — though the U.S. had gone years without a U.S. commercial airline fatality before he took office.
“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Good news - it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”
Trump was referring to reports that 2017 marked the safest year in global commercial jet travel ever, with no deaths recorded. But, as Reuters reported, there were fatalities in accidents involving turboprop airplanes and cargo aircraft.
Still, the U.S. has gone years without a U.S. commercial airline fatality. There has not been an accidental death on a domestic commercial airline since February 2009, when a Colgan Air flight crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 49 people on board and one person on the ground.