President Trump on Friday kept the public wondering about his cryptic warning regarding a “calm before the storm.”
“You’ll find out,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked what he meant by his comment.
The president left many people scratching their heads after he offered mysterious remarks before a Thursday dinner with military leaders.
“You guys know what this represents?” Trump asked reporters in the room. “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”
Asked what he was referring to — such as possible action against Iran or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — Trump responded, “We have the world’s greatest military people in the room.”
“You’ll find out,” he said when he was pressed again.
Later Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say whether the president was hinting at a military action.
“We’re never going to say in advance what the president is going to do,” she said.
Trump’s comments came after a meeting with the military brass that touched on Iran and North Korea. Multiple reports indicate the president is prepared to decertify the landmark nuclear pact with Tehran.
White House reporters were called in to cover the photo-op after staff informed them Trump would be making no more public appearances, raising speculation he was prepared to make a major announcement.
But the president has given no indication what he was referring to, an indication he may have been trying to be provocative rather than offering a hint of future action.
Sanders said she believes Trump was making “just a general comment.”
“I’m not aware of anything specific that was a reference to,” she said.
-Updated 3:10 p.m.