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

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.

UK's PM Theresa May wins vote of confidence in her leadership

Updated 13 December 2018

UK's PM Theresa May wins vote of confidence in her leadership

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her, securing the support of 200 Conservative colleagues while 117 voted against her.

The British leader overcame the party no-confidence vote after it was triggered by hardline Brexit supporters who despise the deal she struck with the EU last month.

It leaves May weakened but immune from a further internal challenge for a year.

May said after the result that she would get on with her "renewed mission" of taking Britain out of the European Union.

"Following this ballot, we now have to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for the British people and building a better future for this country," May told reporters outside her Downing Street residence.

May said she would seek legal and political assurances from EU leaders on Thursday on the backstop arrangement over the border between EU member state Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland

Meanwhile, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday that Britain's parliament needs to regain control of the Brexit process.

"Tonight's vote makes no difference to the lives of our people," Corbyn said in a statement. "She must now bring her dismal deal back to the House of Commons next week so Parliament can take back control."