Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:34 - Updated Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:39
President Trump dines with military leaders, calls it "calm before the storm"
President Trump issued an enigmatic warning Thursday after dining with top military brass at the White House, calling the gathering the ?calm before the storm.?
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US President, Donald Trump
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As the commander-in-chief stood for photos alongside First Lady Melania Trump, top military leaders and their spouses, he motioned to reporters and asked, “you guys know what this represents?”
“Maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” Trump replied to inquiries from the press, according to pool reports.
When asked what “storm” Trump was referring to, the President said, “you’ll find out.”
The cryptic message comes as the President is deciding whether to “decertify” the Iranian nuclear deal and amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric in an ongoing war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in recent months as Kim’s reclusive regime continues to expand its own nuclear capabilities.
“In North Korea, our goal is denuclearization,” Trump said earlier in the day. “We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening. And it will be done, if necessary, believe me.”
Last month, Trump stunned world leaders by telling the United Nations General Assembly during a speech that the U.S. would “totally destroy” North Korea if war broke out between the nations.
The President is reportedly planning to decertify the Iran deal next week, a move that will launch a congressional review of the accord, The Washington Post first reported. Daily News
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