Administration

Trump at gathering of military leaders: 'Maybe this is the calm before the storm'

At an event with military leaders at the White House Thursday, President Trump cryptically told reporters that the gathering was "the calm before the storm."

As Trump and first lady Melania Trump gathered for a photo with the military leaders and their spouses, Trump pointed around the room and asked the assembled reporters, "You guys know what this represents?"

"Tell us," one reporter said.

"Maybe it's the calm before the storm," Trump replied, according to pool reports.

Another reporter asked Trump if the "storm" was Iran or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

"We have the world's greatest military people," Trump said. A third reporter again asked Trump what the "storm" was, to which Trump replied, "You'll find out."

Trump's comments come after The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump plans to decertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal next week and announce that it is not in the United States' national interest.

Trump said earlier Thursday evening that he was close to a decision on the Iran deal.

"You'll be hearing about Iran very shortly," Trump said when asked by reporters.

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