White House Says Trump's "Calm Before The Storm" Comment Is "Extremely Serious"

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Following President Trump's "calm before the storm" comments last night, reporters tried to ask him once again what he meant today, to which he responded "you'll see." However, during The White House Press Briefing, Sarah Sanders replied to questions suggesting the President's comments were "extremely serious," however without offering an explanation.


When asked if Trump was referring to military action when he said "calm before the storm." Sarah Sanders replied "We're never going to say in advance what the president's going to do. You'll have to wait and see." 

Then, in a follow up question "how seriously should America's public or America's adversaries take these comments", the White House press secretary said "I think you can take the president protecting the American people always extremely seriously. He's been very clear that that's his number one priority."

Earlier in the day, Trump continued the cryptic mystery: shortly after signing a manufacturing executive order, a reporter asked what he meant when he said that a gathering of military leaders at the White House the evening before was "the calm before the storm," U.S. President Donald Trump did not elaborate, and said again, "You'll find out."

And then he winked.

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xrxs's picture

I can't think of a more hawkish candidate, even among Rs.  I've been trying to think how Clinton would have responded to some of what's been going on,  particularly in the last month or so.

hutnela's picture

Havent we had enough storms??? Was the Vegas shooter also part of the calm before? Is a military action part of the whole maga bs? Fuck sake... 

aardvarkk's picture

There hasn't been a real storm since WW2, and that barely touched the US on our soil.  Go back to what, the Civil War to find something that really smacked us in the face in the way war really does?  Aside from soldiers deployed to foreign combat zones, barely any Americans alive know what war is really like, myself included.

And I'd really rather not find out, thanks.  But if I am forced into it and ended up in a combat/occupied zone, I really hope I am in a position to take at least one enemy with me.

Infinite QE's picture

He'll change his name to the original name, Drumf, state he is a jew and marry his daughter, citing Woody Allen as the precedent.

dogismycopilot's picture

100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution coming up and the US is dealing with Vegas, terrorists, NK, BLM....


1. NOW you want to develop a network with like minded individuals, meeting and speaking in person - not via email - go gentle. Some people are going to ignore what's happening around them and say things are fine (normalcy bias)

2. try to develop at least a squad-size group of patriots that you have known for a long time and can trust with your life

2. you want to stock up on ammo and money and walkie talkies

3. you want to make sure you have a safe place to hide the wife and kids

4. you want to make sure you have body armor and a helmet

5. you want to think about your options if 'something' happens


the time for training, getting fit and healthy and getting your assets in a legal trust - maybe too late now.

things are very fucking weird for those who are paying attention.

historian40's picture

If possible, learn an obscure language or means of communication that the mercenaries of the empire are not likely to understand.

Christians should be memorizing the scriptures, especially the New Testament, because it is on AIPAC's burn list.

Adahy's picture

Osda lisgv.  Geli dvdasta i adeloqua.
Wado nigadv ZH bitches.

johand inmywallet's picture

All very good points!! The trust part I'm not sure of, cash, silver, assets that can be bartered or exchanged. I also see normalcy bias happening, head in the sand effect. 

We live in quickly changing and very interesting times, there is a realignment of alliances happening, and not in America's favor.

Stay tuned, a lot more coming down the pike!!!

Roger Rabbit's picture

Bwahahaha! No one is doing this and no one ever will. Even those who are aware of the impending mess ahead aren't even preparing like such.

You still haven't learned how Trumps plays people. This vague statement is most likely meant to make North Korea crap its pants, not knowing what may be in store next. It's a bluff, nothing more.

Neither the US nor Russia could afford a real war against each other now, or even in the future. The US is not in a position to war with countries anymore, not on the scale that would be needed to derail any counter efforts by others. It will be bluffing and saber rattling and sanctioning going forward.

The East and Iran are merely banding together to thwart the US bully. They don't want war any more than we do, they simply want to be left the fuck alone for once.

Moerover, even if you adequately prep your silly bunker, you still haven't factored in all the starved, armed groups of random people who will quickly overrun anyone out there. Soon you'll run out of bullets, and will have no defense against the endless hordes. You'll also run out of food and water, and will unwittingly join everyone else who's trying to do anything, however barbaric, to survive...

richatstructure's picture

"stock up on ammo and money"

I stopped reading at money.

marcusfenix's picture

I guess the obvious storm would be an attack on North Korea and I feel the odds are better than 50/50 that is what is coming. 

Having said that Bibi has been begging Trump to intervene in Syria to counter the Russia, Iran, Assad alliance that has pretty much neutered Israel beyond firing from outside Syrian airspace and only occasionally at that. Trump is clearly very pro Israel and anti Iran and I'm guessing the only thing that would make him think twice about launching a larger scale military operation against Iran in Syria on behalf of Israel is the risk of direct conflict with Moscow. 

So the question is has something changed and is Trump about to get even more deeply involved in Syria? The disconcerting thing is that Russia appears to have been preparing for exactly that scenario recently in Syria so as insane as it is to even consider Washington and Moscow going head to head in this it could actually happen. 

Hopefully it's neither of these scenarios as either would be get a lot of people killed and in neither situation could Washington really claim the good guy role.

Guess we will find out soon but in the meantime hedge accordingly. 

Gravatomic's picture

Yes, it just isn't in the cards right now with Iran or North Korea, it's gotta be Syria.

redmudhooch's picture

He's talking about shutting down the murderers at the CIA. kicking MOSSAD agents out of our country, telling Deep State and the Banksters to eat a dick and making peace with Russia...

Wishful thinking, he'll probably let all of the above start a new war that we will lose badly.


Herodotus's picture

Trump is referring to the final JFK assassination records which he will release on October 27th which will prove that the CIA ordered and carried out the hit on Kennedy.

Gravatomic's picture

Can't really see where the US would strike next, Syria again? Seems likely as the US proxies there are on borrowed time and direct kinetic action against the SAA by American forces, not hidden behind black masks is on the horizon, hell they've already shown they have the propensity to do it.

Gawd this man-child Trump can be really frustrating and petulant.

They'll need a really juicy false flag.

DEMIZEN's picture

national manu day? cut the fucking regulation first.

10mm's picture

Such a Schlong tease

south40_dreams's picture

So we have a choice between civil war and nuclear war?  Decisions decisions

historian40's picture

Or both.  Unfortunately, the largest groups are the deluded masses who blame the other "team" with a different letter in front of their name, even if they are all doing the same destructive things.

opport.knocks's picture

The reality TV presidency, you will have to tune in to the next episode to see what happens next. This commercial break is sponsored by OSI - manufacturer of security scanning equipment, coming soon to a casino/university/concert venue near you.

FFS can we have one president for adults and a different one for those who need a media filter.

Hank Stinkhammer's picture

Oh look, more of the same.

We came , we saw , he dieded. Hahahahahahahaha!

Killing is thrilling.



Dun_Dulind's picture

If we're going all in, I prefer Trump to take out Soros and his gene pool first. 

zimboe's picture
Deep Snorkeler Oct 6, 2017 4:14 PM Wrote:

You are all victims of an endless stream

of mischief, pranks and gags.


They're not very good mischief/pranks/ gags.

Not even my dog laughs and he's an easy room.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

When ISISrael snaps its fingers, see Trump Jump!

"Oy Vey ... yezzzz... iz vezzzy zeerriuz .... lookink likz vee haz to destroz verld... hee.. hee... hee"

Zero-Hegemon's picture

I hope Trump is teasing about INDICTMENTS for anyone connected to the previous administration.

johnnycanuck's picture

Well, Erdogan made a bunch of noise again yesterday about Iraqi kurdistan and slamming the door on them. Iran and Iraq seem to be on board and the latest is the US had an agreement to pay their peshmerga force and that ended recently leaving the quasi bankrupt KRG with no means to pay them. Again. 

So, something may be about to happen there. Erdogan for example says Turkey will stop using the border crossing into KRG territory thus denying them a major source of revenue, but the kicker is the Turk plan is to use an alternate crossing and a route through Kurdish / mostly PKK controlled territory.  Might get dicey.

LightBulb18's picture

If trump attacks north korea before Thursday, the pressure on him not to sign will probably be almost uncontrollable. If he doesn’t force the Israelis to surrender land and restore G-ds blessing on America due to the sin of Israel, before he goes to war then his chances of doing so afterwards are small. If the north Koreans fire A missile before Thursday they will probably force his hand. And if he lets the deadline pass on Thursday and signs the extension, the Jews of Israel will have lots of time to think over what they are going to do, and if America goes to war in the meantime, it will give Israel total cover to attack iran on their own. In G-d I trust.

iconic's picture

Slightly off topic, music link of the day:


MVP - Centrifugal Funk with Shawn Lane and Frank Gambale (1991) (full album)


ludwigvmises's picture

Here we go, we've turned into the Soviet Union. With idiotic threats from the politburo being confirmed during press conferences. Just great. Welcome to the Neocon dictatorship.

Anteater's picture

Many foreign observers who can watch dispassionately from the

outside, as it were, have noticed the alarming similarity to Bush Jr

as Breshnev, of the belligerent expanionist Breshnev Doctrine. 

All of those fake Bush-Cheney wars were Breshnevian clones.


Mikhel Gorbachev said he noticed the strong similarity between

himself, next after Breshnev, and Obama, next after Bush Jr.

Gorbachev promised peristroika and glosnost, then the Globalist

Chosen betrayed his Great Society plans, and threw the Soviet

Union into its death throws, EXACTLY like Paulson and the Big

Banks betrayed Obama, and threw the USA into bankruptcy.

No more hope and change.


Next after Gorbachev, was Yeltsin, the dancing drunk buffoon.

Trump claims he doesn't drink, but he's sure a dancing buffoon!

Yeltsin oversaw the PLUTOCRAT LOOTING of the Soviet Union,

just as Trump is overseeing the plutocrat looting of the USA.

After that, comparisons end. We have no Putin equivalent!

Petraus is like a panty-waist version of Putin.


It's a breve future ahead for the USA, before The Great Fall.

How will you protect your family, when it all crashes down?

Read up your Yeltsin history of the common Russian people.

Thank God, Russians all had public housing and free utilities.

America isn't so blessed. We'll be both starving AND homeless.


Think of the 10sMs of empty homes owned by ((The Chosen)),

with Homeland Security locked and loaded to keep you away.

Hkan's picture

Trump expert creating favorite focus.....on to.....himself. 

newmacroman's picture

He is making the NORK generals that have to show up to the big parade next week really nervous.

Do they take the viewing stand and get vaporized by Trump Bones from Guam or pass and then get vaporized by Lil Kim AA guns after Trumps "Art of the war/deal" bluff?

I smell a coup

Theos's picture

trump has already proved you cannot take him seriously about anything.


in fact the WH has said multiple times not to take him literally or seriously.

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Let me be clear, like Barry Soetoro:

Mike Huckabee.  The guy who shot to fame with a gastric bypass surgery as Arkansas Governor, who then tried to legislate shitkickers into losing weight, and ran for president twice based on this, combined with some of the most cringeworthy, aw shucks ass Waltons fucking bullshit in modern American history, has his daughter up on a podium telling us how shit is going to be handled.

I am going to write my Congressman about this.  That will show our elected representatives that the American people are fed up!

Hope Hicks is a nicer piece of ass anyway!

Kendle C's picture

It's easy they've worked out Asteroid 2012 TC4's trajectory on October 12th. Why delay the announcement? One of two reasons: it will hit but not on U.S. Territory, or, it will hit near Yellowstone. It would be nice to know if prepping would be beneficial, or not.

PhiBetaZappa's picture

The Donald added that he'd be more than willing to start WW3 if it would get 'Presidential Apprentice' ratings out of the crapper.

Anything for TeeVee.

Farqued Up's picture

What if?

Trump has consolidated all of the investigation work, has the goods on all of the depraved Gov critters in all 3 branches and is ready to unleash the white hats on their despised black clad traitors to really drain the swamp?

We know that Assange has given them the keys to the vault plus Weiner's computers have the whole scenario recorded and now extracted to steer that investigation work. There is no doubt whatsoever that if Trump is legit he is poised to launch a firestorm at the whole cast of critters.

Think about the mystery of not hearing from slow talking Sessions and hearing that he is running rabbits down "pot" holes and lost his mind trying to unconstitutionally seize assets. I doubt that that scenario is real, I believe that the crops are being harvestef and collated.

I no more believe that the LV thing was a lone nut than I believe that Lee Harvey was either. In fact Oswald had 2 DD 214's, one Dishonorable and one Honorable. Say whattt??? I believe that Trump knows the skinny on the shootings and it will be added to the Great Awakening coming very soon. The SHTF is coming to a grand opening and the people will be shocked. The people I casually know, but don't talk much about this stuff, are all aware that something is dreadfully wrong and have their own theories.

This scenario that I'm daydreaming about is the only theme I can conjure that explains such bizzare behaviors. The witching hour of USCorp bankruptcy is upon us within 2-4 weeks so may as well kick this shit off now. The Deep State is getting bold because of fright, I'm about convinced that the technology is available to them for earthquakes-volcanoes and hurricanes generation. We know something is brewing in Antarctica and Israel has been limited to controlling the USCorp and maybe the City of London in concert with the nobility and the Vatican. The rest of the world is sick of them and their little minions in Hollywood and NYC-Washington. The little short NORK with the bad haircut I believe is on the Deep State team along with the South Koreans, Abe and others. Why would Clinton give that crowd missile staging tech from Loral and others continue to bribe the little fucker yearly? They are all bedmates.

The communists have all been enticed out of the closets into the light of day. Compliance with dictates from the alphabet agencies, especially the IRS, is on the wane and with a little nudge will go full thrust "fuck you". The NFL knows.

This cannot go on like this. About damn time!

historian40's picture

That might hold water if not for the fact that the "black hats" are really yarmulkes, and before he was President he was a billionaire in Jew York City, friends with Nuttyyahoo, and groveled to AIPAC.

We can hope it's all a show, afterall, his daughter did have to try out multiple jews before she found one whose family would allow her to marry in.

Hope and Change when observable behavior is contrary is hardly a wise way to make decisions though.

DEMIZEN's picture

so i should take covfefe before the storm seriously? is that what Sarah had in mind?

btw, Sarah has eyebrows like a fucking Leonid Brezhnev, is she underpaid?

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Our Trump

Is a benevolent genius driving

our country toward global dominance.

In partnership with God himself,

he elevates all Americans to a 

golden intellectual plane under the

shining light of his saintly moral guidance.


Reality_checkers's picture

Don't forget the 3D chess. Scratch that, let's make it at least 4D, maybe 5D.. He so smart, he so fine, in his body and his mind. 

historian40's picture

I find it odd that during my time commenting on RT, I have noticed that Russians frequently excuse apparent hypocritical behavior of Putin by saying he's "playing chess".  It seems the exceptional state worshipers in the US upgraded to 3D, 4D, etc chess when making apologies for Trumps zionist obedience.

Itsarap's picture

Chump's a Jesuit/Satanist!Nuff said!!!LOL!!!!!!!

Herdee's picture

Does that include Trump's minions supporting ISIS in Syria? Maybe he should tell the truth on that one first. Either someone isn't following orders or Trump himself is taking orders from an Inner Government. Is he just there for show?