U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he travels to South Carolina in the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 25, 201
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald plans to make a "keynote address" at the White House at 9 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) on Sunday, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said late Saturday.
Gidley did not give further details and it was unclear what the topic of Trump's statement might be.
However, there is speculation that Trump may have news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an elusive military who has been subject to an international mandate for years.
The president indicated that something had happened earlier Saturday night when he tweeted without explanation: "Something very big has happened!"
Trump was disappointed by US media's strong focus on Democrats' focus impeachment, which he calls illegitimate witch-hunting.
He also faced weakening criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for withdrawing US troops from northeast Syria, which allowed Turkey to attack Kurdish allies of America.
Trump was expected to make a statement at the White House Graduate Reception, which he used to make a number of key messages.
Just last week, he used the same hall to announce that he had made a truce between Turkey and the Kurds.
Report by Steve Holland; Editing by Lincoln Feast