Trump sparks storm as teaser-in-chief

Sunday Herald Sun - - News - AN­THONY RICKARD

PRESIDENT Don­ald Trump de­liv­ered a fore­bod­ing mes­sage, telling re­porters as he posed for pho­tos with se­nior military lead­ers that this might be “the calm before the storm”.

The President re­fused yes­ter­day to elab­o­rate on what he meant, say­ing sim­ply, “You’ll find out”.

White House re­porters were sum­moned sud­denly the pre­vi­ous night and told the President had de­cided he wanted the press to doc­u­ment a dinner he was hold­ing with military lead­ers.

Re­porters were led to the grand State Din­ing Room, where they walked into a scene of the President, his high­es­trank­ing military aides and their spouses pos­ing for a group photo.

“You guys know what this rep­re­sents?” Mr Trump asked. “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

“What storm, Mr President?” one re­porter shouted.

IS? North Korea? Iran? Mr Trump would not say. Nor would he clar­ify the next day dur­ing a gath­er­ing of man­u­fac­tur­ers at the White House, once again teas­ing that an an­nounce­ment would be forth­com­ing down the road.

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