For the first time in nearly a month, the White House held an on-camera press briefing. As White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took questions, she was often left scrambling for answers.

Sanders on Trump

It was just over a month ago when Sean Spicer finally found his way out of the door as Donald Trump's press secretary in a move that many didn't find too surprising. Since Trump won the election last November and was sworn into office just two months later, the administration has been a hot bed for controversy. Dealing with the pressure from the media on an almost daily basis was Spicer, who quickly became the butt of many jokes on "Saturday Night Live" with actress Melissa McCarthy playing the role.

Leading up to his exit, reports had circulated that Spicer wanted out, and that Trump was not a fan of his work. Spicer made various mistakes, including falsely comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Hitler, while claiming the Nazis never used chemical weapons during the Holocaust. Fast forward to present day and Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now in the spot and was grilled on August 24, mostly due to remarks made by the president about his border wall.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump threatened a potential government shutdown if Congress didn't find the money to pay for his long-proposed border wall. The president's statement was met with ridicule he vowed since the start of his campaign that the wall in question would be fully funded by Mexico, and not the American people.

John Karl of ABC News questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the issue at hand, asking, "Why is he now threatening a government shutdown if Congress won’t pay for it?" In response, Sanders repeated comments made earlier in the day by Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway during a Fox News interview, saying, "He campaigned on the wall.

He won on talking about building a wall. And he’s going to make sure that that gets done."

Not stopping there, veteran reporter April Ryan of the Urban Radio Networks also pressed Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Donald Trump's government shutdown threat.

"If there is a government shutdown, people could be laid off for a moment or some people could lose their jobs," Ryan pointed out. In response Sanders stated, "I'm not going to get into the weeds on that," before deflecting to questionable data about recent job growth.

Moving forward

As Donald Trump and his team continue to do their best and spin the negative attention surrounding the administration into a positive, it's clear that it's becoming a tough job. According to the most recent round of polling, the president's approval rating has dropped down to just 35 percent, while showing no signs of improving.