The most controversial and debated decision made by President Donald Trump during his short time in office has been his executive order that critics have labeled a "Muslim ban." After an appeals court ruled against the White House on Thursday night, Trump was not in the mood to take questions about it the following day.

Trump trouble

After completing his first week as president, Donald Trump signed the aforementioned "Muslim ban," which instantly sparked protests across the country. As the backlash intensified, lawsuits were filed against the administration, which resulted in a federal judge blocking the executive order, much to the chagrin of the president.

The White House appealed, but the 9th Circuit Course of Appeals ruled against the president, which led to Trump lashing out on Twitter, writing, "SEE YOU IN COURT." As Trump plans to take his case to the Supreme Court of the United States, he was pressed on the issue during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as reported by MSNBC and Mediaite on February 10.

Standing alongside Shinzo Abe of Japan inside the East Room of the White House on Friday afternoon, Donald Trump took a question from New York Post reporter Daniel Halper.

"I'm curious about yesterday's ruling in the 9th Circuit Court," Halper said, before asking, "Has it caused you to rethink your use of executive order? How will you respond?"

"Well, your question was unrelated to why we're here for today," Donald Trump said looking obviously frustrated, before begrudgingly stating, "but I'll answer it." The president went on to explain that he will do whatever it takes to "keep our country safe," repeating himself a second time.

Trump also noted that possibly next week his administration could have a further announcement on what the next step will be in regards to the executive order.

Next up

After his appeal was denied, Donald Trump and his team are reportedly looking at ways to rewrite the "Muslim ban," and present it at some point in the near future. Despite the push back and legal blow, it doesn't appear that the former host of "The Apprentice" is willing to compromise too much on his order.