Heading into Election Day, Donald Trump was facing an approval rating in the mid-40s, which was why his victory came as such a surprise. In the months that have followed, the president's numbers have sunk even lower, despite the spin he attempts to put on his popularity.

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When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, it sent shock-waves throughout the world and has gone down as one of the biggest upsets in political history.

Since the former host of "The Apprentice" was sworn into office last January, he's been forced to deal with non-stop controversy that has marred his administration. From the growing Russian scandal, to in-fighting in the White House, most notably between Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as bickering between himself and his own Republican Party over health care reform, Trump's watched him approval rating take a nose dive as millions of Americans continue to question his leadership.

As Easter weekend comes to a close, ending on the nearly botched White House Easter Egg Roll, Trump took to Twitter on April 17 to gloat about his popularity, but it didn't go as planned.

Taking to his Twitter account on Monday night, Donald Trump decided to cite a conservative-leaning poll in an attempt to gloat about his approval rating.

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"TRUMP APPROVAL HITS 50%," Trump tweeted out in all caps, before attaching a link to the latest Rasmussen polls. While Rasmussen somehow has Trump at a 50 percent approval, most other polls don't see it that way.

Negative reaction

The most recent Gallup daily tracking poll shows Donald Trump with just a 41 percent approval, nearly a 10-point difference from what the president tweeted out. In response to Trump's tweet, Twitter users were quick to mock the billionaire real estate mogul.

"Why the need to constantly massage ones own ego I will never understand," AJ Joshi tweeted out.

"FAKE NEWS," author Joe Papp wrote in all caps in his Twitter account. "That's a failing grade… Arnold Schwarzenegger got fired from The Apprentice for having higher ratings," entrepreneur William LeGate tweeted out.

"AKA - Half of America still hates you," comedian Erich Mclory added about Donald Trump.

Writer Mike P. Williams also chimed in, not holding back his thoughts about the current president. "This is FAKE NEWS. Your administration is losing so big," Williams tweeted, before adding, "Tremendous defeats in court and really bad, really low approval ratings. So SAD!"

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