Trump refuses to explain his cryptic 'calm before the storm' statement

The president made this comment while surrounded by his top military leaders.
2:17 | 10/06/17

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president trump raising new questions after what he said during a photo on summoning reporters telling them this was the calm before the storm. Cecelia Vega asking the white house what did he mean. Reporter: In the state dining room, this is the image president trump summoned reporters to see -- the president smiling, surrounded by his top military leaders and their spouses. Then came the unsolicited, cryptic comment. Do you guys know what this represents? Tell us, sir. Maybe it's the calm before the storm. What's the storm? Could be the calm -- the calm before the storm. What storm, Mr. President? You'll find out. We have the world's great military people. I will tell you that. Thank you all for coming. Thank you. What storm Mr. President? You'll find out. Reporter: And today in the oval office, we tried again. Mr. President, what did you mean by "Calm before the storm"? Yesterday what did you mean by that? Thank you very much. Reporter: After a wink, and a pause -- You'll find out. Reporter: The comment especially ominous as the united States is engaged in a war of words with North Korea, and the president is on the verge of decertifying the nuclear deal with Iran. Or maybe this was just trump being trump. We're never going to say in advance what the president is going to do. How seriously should the American adversaries take these comments? Is he serious? I think you can take the president protecting the American people always extremely serious and if he feels that action is necessary, he'll take it. Cecelia Vega pressing the white house today. We also know the administration is moving forward today on a rollback of an Obamacare mandate requiring employee coverage of birth control, 55 million women have access to without a copayment and N some exceptions? Reporter: Employers will no longer offer these insurance plans that cover birth control. If they claim it violates religious beliefs it takes effect immediately. Democrats are calling this a new low and Republicans are cheering this as the president making good on a campaign promise. To Puerto Rico.

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