Looks as though Trump’s government shutdown contributed to recent B737 – 8 crashes

Boeing had identified a software problem that, under certain conditions, could cause the B737-8 autopilot to force the aircraft into a nose-down attitude, leading to a crash if not immediately corrected.

Boeing engineers and FAA officials were meeting to review and certify the software fix.  Then, their meetings ended and the software fix was not authorized.

Turns out, the software fix for the nose down issue was delayed for 5 weeks because the FAA people were laid off during Trump’s government shutdown.