As millions of Americans scramble to file their 2017 taxes before Tuesday's deadline, Donald Trump has put in for an extension. While doing this, the president decided to gloat about his poll numbers and attack the media on Twitter.

Trump on taxes

During the 2016 presidential election, many wondered if Donald Trump's history as a businessman would impact his chances at becoming president. Due to Trump working with numerous international companies and governments, his financial history was of interest to many, including the majority of the mainstream media.

With the pressure mounting to release his Tax returns, Trump claimed that he wasn't able to make them public due to being under audit by the FBI, a claim that the FBI has since debunked. After defeating Hillary Clinton, Trump became the first person in 40 years to win the presidency without releasing their tax returns. Since then, Trump and his team have kicked the can down the road on the issue, which doesn't look to be resolved anytime soon.

As reported by The Hill on April 17, Donald Trump waited until the Tax Day deadline on Tuesday to ask for a delay in filing his taxes, which would be extended until October.

"The President filed an extension for his 2017 tax return, as do many Americans with complex returns," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, before adding, "He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018."

Trump on Twitter

As Donald Trump filed for an extension on his taxes, he took to Twitter to cover a few topics.

"Employment is up, Taxes are DOWN. Enjoy!" Trump tweeted, before adding, "So many people are seeing the benefits of the Tax Cut Bill. Everyone is talking, really nice to see!"

In a follow-up tweet, Donald Trump decided to quote the latest numbers from the conservative-leaning Rasmussen poll that has his approval rating at 51 percent.

"Rasmussen just came out at 51 percent Approval despite the Fake News Media. They were one of the three most accurate on Election Day," Trump tweeted. "Just about the most inaccurate were CNN and ABC News/Washington Post, and they haven’t changed (get new pollsters)," he added, before concluding, "Much of the media is a Scam!" While the White House is cherry-picking the best poll numbers for the president, the Real Clear Politics rolling average of eight of the top survey's has Trump's approval at 42.1 percent, with a disapproval of 54.4 percent.