"I think this is a president who is living in a constant reality TV show".
Will the season finale involve nuclear war with North Korea?
It felt like the opening scene of an action movie - the president, stiffly rotating from side to side, surveying the country's military leaders and providing an ominous hint that something would soon unfold.
Shortly before his ominous remark Thursday evening, Trump had said, "We can not allow [North Korea's] dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life", and vowed to "do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary".
Tensions have also escalated between the United States and North Korea recently.
His administration says Tehran has challenged the "spirit" of the nuclear deal aimed at pegging back its uranium enrichment program.
October 6, 2017Pence gets asked about the president's ominous "calm before the storm" remark.
"As weve said many times before, I know the president has, as I have from this podium on quite a few occasions, were never going to say in advance what the presidents going to do". Trump said gesturing to the commanders around him. "He's been very clear that that's his No. 1 priority, and if he feels action is necessary, he will take it".
He made the comments from the east room of the White House Friday as he hosted a celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month. "Have you guys seen any change in Pakistani behaviour in those six weeks?" she was asked.
"To me, that would have been the time and the place that she should have weighed in and asked for what she needed and laid out what she was asking for, for San Juan". "You'll find out", came the reply.