Trump teases 'calm before the storm'

President Trump made the seemingly cryptic threatening remarks during a White House gathering of U.S. military leaders.
2:16 | 10/06/17

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To the white house. We learned that president trump is expected to decertify the landmark nuclear deal with Iran overnight and the military leaders he invited to the white house. Take a look. 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. Let's bring in Cecilia Vega for more on this. Now, Cecilia, you can look at it one way and say that's an ominous comment, may mean nothing at all. What is the white house telling you. Reporter: Crickets here but you're right, this could be president trump being president trump. He certainly likes to talk and make comments like this. But it is a cryptic comment given a number of the diplomatic issues that this administration is dealing with right now with Iran as you mentioned and north Korea, the press was summoned in for that event at the last minute because the president wanted to have this photo document with all those top military leaders there. You heard reporters ask specifically are you talking about ISIS, are you talking about North Korea, Iran? What storm are you talking about? The president said we will find out. You can bet, George, I'll be asking about this at the briefing. We know the president wants to decertify the Iran nuclear deal next week. That doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be abandoned. Reporter: No, not at all. What it does mean the president is essentially contradicting many of his top military advisers, secretary of state Rex tillerson, defense secretary Jim Mattis have both said that the U.S. Should stay in this deal with Iran, Mattis this week said that this deal is in the best interest of America. Essentially what it would do is kick it back to congress to decide whether to impose tough, new sanctions on Iran and, guys, sources cautious it is not a done deal until the president speaks about it publicly. He's expected to do it next week. Finally, Steve mnuchin also has plane issues. $800,000 in private -- military travel since the spring and concluded it's not illegal but not necessarily appropriate either. We're talking about seven trips since he took the job about $44,000 for one trip to a day trip to Miami. The president is going to meet with mnuchin at the white house today. Cecilia Vega, thanks very much.

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