Comedian Stephen Colbert late Tuesday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE for taking credit for the safest year in commercial aviation.

“Trump took credit for no one dying in a plane crash this year,” Colbert said during CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”


“That explains his new campaign slogan, ‘Trump 2020: You got to Tulsa, didn’t you?’ ”

Trump in a tweet earlier Tuesday took credit for the safest year in commercial air travel after a report said that no commercial passenger jets crashed in 2017.

“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Good news - it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!” 

A spokesperson for Trump said Tuesday that the president “raised the bar” for the United States’s “aviation safety and security.”

Trump was widely mocked on social media over the claim, however.