While Vice President Mike Pence set out for Georgia in the wake of Hurricane Michael, President Donald Trump had an empty schedule on Tuesday and filled it with a flurry of eyebrow-raising activity on Twitter.
Trump, who returned the previous evening from a trip to Florida to survey hurricane damage, sent out rapid-fire posts throughout the morning, touching on everything from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the heritage of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass). He even threw in a “WITCH HUNT” for the first time in weeks. The president tagged Fox News in several posts, suggesting he was live-tweeting while he watched his favorite news network.
Here are some the president composed to christen the day:
Renewing his attacks against one of his most vocal critics, Trump mocked Warren, using one of his favorite nicknames for her, after she took a DNA test to prove Native American ancestry. Warren also received criticism from a Cherokee leader, who said a DNA test does not prove tribal heritage.
Following reports that a group of hundreds of Honduran migrants had entered Guatemala en route to the United States, Trump demanded the Honduran government stop its citizens or risk losing U.S. aid. The president has long advocated curtailing foreign aid, and Vice President Mike Pence urged the Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran governments last week to stop their citizens from entering the United States.
Trump has drawn criticism for not adequately confronting the Saudi government over reports that it assassinated Khashoggi, one of its citizens. His tweet and mounting criticisms come as several reports detail ties between Trump and Saudi businessmen.
The president has repeatedly used a steady surge in the stock market as a sign of improved economic health under his administration, though his critics credit the growth to initiatives started under President Barack Obama.
The adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sued the president for defamation after he denied her story of a man threatening her not to speak openly about an affair she says she had with Trump. The suit was dismissed and the president called her “Horseface,” reflecting his history of mocking women’s appearances.
Bruce Ohr is a Justice Department official who had contact with a former British intelligence agent, Christopher Steele, known for his report suggesting that the Russian government had compromising information on Trump. The president has attacked Ohr in the past as an example of disloyalty within the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has repeatedly claimed ignorance of what happened to Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Trump drew criticism after calling for Saudi Arabia, along with Turkey, to conduct the investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Trump’s tweets included his usual endorsement of Republican candidates, who face a wave of Democratic challengers in the upcoming midterm elections.