What did Trump mean when he made the cryptic ‘calm before the storm’ remark?

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk toward Marine One after speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Updated 06 October 2017
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What did Trump mean when he made the cryptic ‘calm before the storm’ remark?

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump made a cryptic remark Thursday about the present time possibly representing the “calm before the storm,” but declined to specify what specific crisis — if any — he was referring to.
Trump made the remark during a photo opportunity at the White House as he and First Lady Melania prepared to have dinner with military leaders and their spouses, following a meeting with the officers.
“You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” Trump said, according to CNN.
Reporters asked what he meant and Trump said: “It could be, the calm, the calm before the storm.”
The reporters pressed again, asking whether he was referring to Iran or the Daesh group, CNN reported.
Trump replied: “We have the world’s great military people in this room, I will tell you that. And uh, we’re gonna have a great evening, thank you all for coming.”
Once again, Trump was asked what he meant. He said: “You’ll find out.”
Reporters were then ushered out of the room.


Migrants suspected of terrorism links, smuggling detained in Bosnia

Updated 19 February 2019
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Migrants suspected of terrorism links, smuggling detained in Bosnia

  • The suspects were captured in Sarajevo and Bihac
  • More than 25,000 migrants entered Bosnia since the beginning of 2018

SARAJEVO: Six Afghan migrants suspected of links to terrorism and people trafficking have been detained in Bosnia since the beginning of the year, the country's service for foreign affairs said on Tuesday.
The six are among more than 25,000 migrants and refugees, most from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq or Iran, who have entered Bosnia since January 2018 after other states, notably European Union members Hungary and Slovenia, sealed their borders.
Five of them are suspected of links to international terrorism and the sixth of migrant trafficking and organised crime, the agency said.
They represent "a threat to public order and security," the agency said in a statement, and will be expelled from the country.
The suspects were found in the capital, Sarajevo, and the northwestern town of Bihac, where more than 5,000 migrants have been stuck for months as the cold winter and Croatian police make it virtually impossible for them to continue their journey.
Bosnia was bypassed in 2015 and 2016 when more than a million migrants passed through the Balkans to western Europe, but since then it has become a major transit country.