— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
After Canada grounded it earlier today, the U.S became the last major country where Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jets could take off and land. The Federal Aviation Administration insisted it was safe, but President Trump personally reversed its decision and announced a ban: in a tweet, of course.
President Trump announced that the United States was grounding Boeing's 737 Max aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by American regulators to keep the jets flying in the wake of a second deadly crash involving one of the jets in Ethiopia.
The Federal Aviation Administration had for days resisted calls to ground the plane even as safety regulators in some 42 countries had banned flights by the jets. As recently as Tuesday, the agency said it had seen "no systemic performance issues" that would prompt it to halt flights of the jet.