It was supposed to be a typical photo-op with a group of senior military leaders at the White House, but President Trump decided to use the occasion to issue an eerie warning.
As photographers snapped pictures, Donald Trump, for no reason, said:
“You know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”
When asked what he meant by his “calm before the storm” comment, the erratic president said, “You’ll find out.”
The scene was reminiscent of an episode of The Apprentice, in which Trump ended every segment with a cliffhanger, a suspense, before going to commercial break.
Trump then delivered a speech telling the leaders that his top priority is to keep people safe and empower them to do their work.
“Recently, we have had challenges that we really should have taken care of a long time ago, like North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, ISIS, and the revisionist powers that threaten our interests all around the world,” Trump told the group, according to a White House transcript. “Tremendous progress has been made with respect to ISIS, and I guess the media is going to be finding out about that over the next short period of time.”
Reporters repeatedly asked him to clarify “what storm,” but Trump refused to answer.
Watch the video below via NBC News:
JUST IN: "Maybe it's the calm before the storm," Pres. Trump says alongside US military leaders. "You'll find out." https://t.co/NMljtvsnJF
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