Like a threat from Trump: Silence before the Storm

Oscar Cross
October 8, 2017

Drumpf visited Puerto Rico this week with disdain and disses in his mouth, while Vice President Mike Pence toured St. Croix.

President Trump grinned and winked on Friday when asked to explain his comment the night before that the U.S. could be in "the calm before the storm".

"The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence and chaos to Middle East", Trump said, noting that Iran will not allow possession of nuclear weapons.

"Is North Korea the storm?" asked White House reporter April Ryan. "Could be the calm, the calm before the storm".

Timothy O'Brien, the journalist who wrote TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald back in 2005, sees the dramatics around Trump's cryptic message as a president who has a tendency to approach things as if he were part of reality TV.

Reporters asked if the storm was related to Iran or ISIS. "But we'll certainly keep you posted", Sanders said in response.


On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to elaborate on what, specifically, the President meant.

"We are also praying for the people of Puerto Rico", said Trump, putting poor emphasis on the first two syllables of the word "Puerto". "I think we have some serious world issues here".

One anonymous White House aide told Jonathan Swan of Axios.com that Trump is "just trolling" everyone, an opinion that Tur appears to share.

"As we've said many times before, I know the president has, as I have from this podium on quite a few occasions, we're never going to say in advance what the president's going to do".

The United States is now in a diplomatic crisis with North Korea - one in which both nation's leaders have threatened the other's country with annihilation.

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