As 2017 comes to a close, the political world has their sights set on the upcoming midterm elections in November. Speaking out on this was Donald Trump who did so in a pair of tweets on New Year's Eve.

Trump on midterms

The 2016 election cycle will be remembered as one of the most controversial in recent American history. From the emergence of Donald Trump to his surprising win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, politics and culture in the United States has drastically changed since the former host of "The Apprentice" made his campaign announced on the floor of Trump Tower in the summer of 2015.

Over the last year, Trump's presidency has caused and even greater divide in the country, as critics have pushed in full force to oppose his, while supporters have stayed loyal. Despite this, several state and local elections this past November went in favor of the Democrats, hinting at a possible change in momentum heading into the 2018 midterms. With the calendar turning over at midnight, Trump decided to give his thoughts on December 31 on Twitter.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, Donald Trump started his push to get ahead of the Democrats in regards to the aforementioned midterms.

"Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election," Trump tweeted. "People are much better off now not to mention ISIS, VA, Judges, Strong Border, 2nd A, Tax Cuts & more," he wrote.

In another tweet, the president promoted an article from Fox Business that highlighted the record-breaking numbers put up by the stock market in 2017, while adding a few comments of his own.

"If the Dems (Crooked Hillary) got elected, your stocks would be down 50% from values on Election Day," Trump claimed, before stating, "Now they have a great future - and just beginning!" Trump's conscious effort to highlight the 2018 elections comes at a time when Democrats are seeing an upward trajectory in popularity in comparison to their Republican counterparts, and only time will tell if they can translate that into wins at the ballot box.

Moving forward

As Donald Trump tries to position himself heading into 2018, the commander in chief has many other issues to worry about besides the next elections. With the Russian investigation heating up, the president's poll numbers with the American people continue to drop, hitting just 32 percent in the most recently released survey by CNN.