Gathered alongside a group of United States military leaders for a photo op Thursday evening, President Donald Trump referred to it as being “the calm before the storm.” Trump made the remark without being questioned by reporters, asking them: “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” “We have the world’s greatest military people in this room, I will tell you that,” Trump said.

Trump was pressed further to described the “storm” he was referencing but refused to elaborate, telling media members, “You’ll find out” before thanking them for coming. Earlier on Thursday, Trump received his daily intelligence briefing and met with Sen. Tom Cotton around noon. At 3 p.m. he met Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel before meeting with the military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House. READ MORE