Trump touts poll showing 69 percent of Americans expect finances to improve: 'Nice!'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE on Wednesday touted a poll showing that two-thirds of Americans expect their financial outlooks to improve next year.

In a tweet citing the Gallup poll released this week, Trump wrote that it was "Nice!" that "69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high."

The poll found that Americans' confidence in their economic prospects for next year falls just 2 points under the record high in 1998, when 71 percent of Americans told pollsters that they expected to make more money the following year.


Trump's tweet comes as the Treasury Department has fought back against what it says are "misleading" claims about tax returns shrinking in 2019, calling the refunds "consistent with 2017 levels and down slightly from 2018."

Democrats have hammered Republicans in recent days over the reports, claiming them as proof of the GOP's intent to mainly serve wealthy interests with provisions in the 2017 tax law.

"The average tax refund is down by 8.4% this year. Orange County families can no longer deduct their full state & local tax bills. The SALT changes in the #GOPTaxScam are bad for working families," Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) tweeted Tuesday.