Amid hurricane emergency, Trump fired off dozens of tweets promoting his golf course, skewering Andrew McCabe, and criticising journalists

President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

As Category 1 Hurricane Barry approached Louisiana’s coast Saturday morning, exceeding its initial tropical storm categorization and leaving more than 46,000 people in the state without power, President Donald Trump conjured up a storm of his own on Twitter.

Trump retweeted 24 tweets between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, 11 of which were from a verified account called Judicial Watch that describes itself as a “conservative non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability, & integrity in government” in its bio.

Trump also quote-tweeted twice in the same time frame, once to call former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe “a major sleazebag.” Trump accused McCabe of taking “massive amounts of money from Crooked Hillary reps, for wife’s campaign, while Hillary was under ‘investigation’ by FBI!”^tfw

Trump’s tweet was in reference to Judicial Watch tweeting that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice “for records of communications between the FBI & former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe related to his book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.”

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Tropical Storm Barry nears hurricane force as it approaches Louisiana coast. New Orleans’ river levees to be put to the test.

Trump also quote-tweeted Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch,who accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of deleting texts “of corrupt FBI officials Lisa Page & Peter Strzok,” who Fitton then claimed were anti-Trump, “pro-Clinton FBI lovers who were running the Clinton’s Trump-Russia spy op” in the same tweet.

Trump tweeted that Fitton’s accusation “is one of the most horrible abuses of all” and that “Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story.” Trump also claimed Mueller had performed “Illegal deletion” and that “They gave us ‘the insurance policy.'”^tfw

Trump’s tweetstorm began with him retweeting an ad for his golf courses from The Trump Organisation’s official account, and Trump’s other retweets included one where Vice President Mike Pence called CNN’s coverage of migrant detention facilities “so dishonest” after he posted photos of his visit where he said “excellent care” was “being provided to families and children.”

Trump didn’t tweet or retweet anything about Tropical Storm Barry before it officially became a Category 1 hurricane, but he did retweet Senator Mitch McConnell’s official press account about the Trump administration aiding the Kentucky government in the “war on #AsianCarp.”

He also retweeted McConnell’s official account tweet about how the Trump administration “punched back hard” at Russian election interference, and he retweeted Judicial Watch tweets about Hillary Clinton’s personal emails and about whether Mueller should have investigated the Clinton campaign.

Update: More than an hour after the majority of his tweets, Trump retweeted a tweet about Category 1 Hurricane Barry from the National Weather Service’s official account.