Trump predicts a ‘tremendous’ year ahead

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is predicting a “tremendous year” as he bids farewell to 2017 and looks ahead to 2018.

Trump told reporters outside the New Year’s Eve party on Sunday night at his private South Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, that “it will be a fantastic 2018.”

The president said he thinks the stock market will continue to rise and that companies are going to continue to come into the U.S., even predicting a “record clip.”

Among the accomplishments Trump cited for the year that’s ending are the tax overhaul, opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, and repealing the individual mandate from the national health care law.

Asked for his reaction to North Korean leader Kim Jon Un’s remarks about having a nuclear button on his desk, Trump responded by saying, “We’ll see.”