As the economy continues to improve, Donald Trump has decided to take all the credit. While bragging about the issue on social media, the president went on the attack against the press for allegedly ignoring the economic gains in recent months.

Trump on economy

After the start of the Great Recession in 2008, the economy picked up steam each year and made improvements. When Donald Trump was sworn into office last January, former President Barack Obama ended his time in the White House by helping to more than double the stock market and slash the unemployment rate in half from a previous high of over 10 percent back in 2009.

In the 11 months that Trump has been president, that momentum has continued, as the stock market has moved forward with its upward trajectory, unemployment has remained low, all while jobs have stayed steady in hiring. As expected, Trump and his supporters have put all the credit at the doorstep of the White House, despite refusing to do so during the eight years Obama was commander in chief. To kick off his morning on December 10, Trump lashed out on social media with a pair of tweets that gloated about the economic success and attacked the media.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, Donald Trump accused the "fake news" media of ignoring the economic improvements in an apparent attempt to deflect from the good news coming out of his presidency.

"Things are going really well for our economy, a subject the Fake News spends as little time as possible discussing!" Trump tweeted.

"Stock Market hit another RECORD HIGH, unemployment is now at a 17 year low and companies are coming back into the USA," the president wrote about the economy, while adding, "Really good news, and much more to come!" In a follow-up tweet, Trump doubled down on the economy by promising that his controversial tax bill will be "special."

Quick reaction

In response to Donald Trump and his morning tweets, critics of the president didn't hold back their thoughts.

"Remind us again of your legislative accomplishments? Or any accomplishments...Besides the lowest Presidential approval rating in history," one tweet read.

"The stock market has been going up for the past 8 years.

Of course it will be an an all time high. It reached all time highs almost weekly under Obama!" another Twitter user pointed out. "So when will all this great improvement filter to the average person? Instead of hiring people full time...businesses are just hiring more part time. People need full employment with benefits to do well," an additional tweet noted.

"Then why the need to steal from the poor and middle class to provide the 1 percent with a tax cut?" yet another tweet wondered. The backlash continued as the opposition to the president and the Republican Party moved forward.