Asked to explain ‘calm before the storm’ remark, Trump talks North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (October 11) appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as “the calm before the storm.”
In an interview with U.S. network Fox News, Trump was asked what he meant with the cryptic phrase, which had fuelled concerns the United States and North Korea were closer to war.
“We can’t let this to go on. We just can’t,” Trump said in response to the question, adding that China has been very helpful in the situation. “They cut off banking to North Korea.”
Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during an Oct 5 photo opportunity before having dinner with U.S. military leaders and their wives. The dinner followed a meeting in which Trump and the military leaders discussed Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan and the fight against Islamic State.