Donald Trump has had a rough start to 2018 and decided that he needed some self-congratulatory praise. In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, the president did just that.

Trump on Twitter

To start off the new year, Donald Trump and his administration were forced to deal with the aftermath of the release of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by author Michael Wolff. The book revealed damaging detailed information from some of the president's closest allies, including former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon who has since lost his job at Breitbart News due to the backlash.

In addition, questions still remain about the ongoing Russian investigation, as well as the results of the president's recent health physical that left many speculating about the exam's validity. While the White House has done their best to push back against the criticism from the majority of the mainstream media, Trump returned to Twitter on January 17 to push more positive reporting about his time in office.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Donald Trump posted several articles that back up his administration's talking points.

"I promised that my policies would allow companies like Apple to bring massive amounts of money back to the United States," Trump tweeted. "Great to see Apple follow through as a result of TAX CUTS. Huge win for American workers and the USA!" he added, while attaching an article about Apple deciding to "contribute $350 million" into the United States economy.

"During the campaign, I promised to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN by bringing businesses and jobs back to our country," Donald Trump went on to tweet, while linking to a Breitbart News article about Chrysler moving one of their factories from Mexico and back to the United States.

In his third and final tweet as of press time, Trump declared that "Main Street is BACK!" after CNBC reported that holiday sales were up 5.5 percent.

Instant reaction

In response to Donald Trump's tweets, it didn't take long before those who oppose the administration decided to fire back. "It’s easy to take credit for the good things you aren’t responsible for and ignore the bad things you are responsible for," one tweet read.

"Donald keeps tweeting ridiculous fathead news ...this is another lie ...

averages 7 per day and he’s up to 12 so far today .. Benedict Donald," another Twitter user wrote. "Wow you need to stop journaling here. We laugh at your stupidity, daily," a follow-up tweet stated.

"What about the plant closed to make new jobs just new product!!!" an additional tweet went on to read. "Is this gonna be like the Carrier deal? Cuz it sounds like the Carrier deal," a Twitter user wondered.