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WATCH: Trump says this is 'the calm before the storm' to military families

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, center, poses for a group photo with senior military leaders and spouses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Trump was hosting the dinner for the group. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump made a cryptic remark during a photo op Thursday evening with military families at the White House.

The president and first lady Melania Trump stood side by side surrounded by more than a dozen senior military leaders and their spouses in the State Dining Room.

According to a White House pool report, Trump pointed around the room and asked reporters, "you guys know what this represents?"

"Tell us," one reporter responded.

"Maybe it's the calm before the storm," Trump replied.

"What's the storm?" another reporter asked. "On Iran? On ISIS? On what?"

"We have the world's great military people," Trump replied. "Thank you all for coming."

Kristen Welker of NBC News asked, "What storm, Mr. President?"

"You'll find out," Trump replied.