President Trump touted the growth of the country's gross domestic product and comments made by former President Jimmy Carter Saturday instead of reacting to the news special counsel Robert Mueller is set to announce charges in his Russia probe.

"Very little reporting about the GREAT GDP numbers announced yesterday (3.0 despite the big hurricane hits). Best consecutive Q's in years!" Trump tweeted.

Analysts were expecting a GDP growth rate of about 2.5 percent in the wake of the multiple hurricanes that battered the southern United States in September, but the 3 percent rate beat those expectations.

The Commerce Department credited higher personal spending and investment for the higher than expected growth rate. Federal spending also played a role.

CNN reported Friday night Mueller is set to indict people in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

It's unknown whom the indictments will target.

Trump later thanked Carter for his backing in a speech earlier this week.

"Just read the nice remarks by President Jimmy Carter about me and how badly I am treated by the press (Fake News). Thank you Mr. President!" he said.