On Thursday night, Donald Trump met with some of his top military leaders at the White House. During the photo-up, the president made controversial comments that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to address during the most recent press briefing.

Sanders on Trump

It's no secret that Donald Trump has a history of making comments that many view as reckless and offensive. It started during his campaign announcement for president when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Since that time, the former host of "The Apprentice" has only expanded his remarks, most notably his use of the nickname "Rocket Man" to describe North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, while also threatening to "destroy" the rival nation.

Following a meeting with several world leaders on Thursday night, Trump took part in a photo-op at the White House, but quickly left many scratching their heads with his comments. "Maybe it's the Calm Before The Storm," Trump said, while pointing to those around him. As reporters scrambled for an explanation, the president simply replied, "You'll find out." As expected, this issue was a hot topic during the October 6 White House press briefing, as reported by NBC News.

While addressing reporters at the White House on Friday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was grilled over what Donald Trump meant when he used the term "calm before the storm" while being surrounded by military leaders.

"Umm..as we've said many times before, I know the president has, as I've had on this podium on quite a few occasions, we are never going to say in advance what the president is going to do," Sanders said.

"As he said last night in addition to those comments, you'll have to wait and see," Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on to say.

Throughout the rest of the press briefing, multiple reporters attempted to have the press secretary elaborate on the president's remarks, but Sanders failed to give a solid response in defense of Donald Trump's "calm before the storm" statement at the White House.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to make remarks that leave many on edge, the commander in chief is facing several hurdles he must overcome in the White House.

With the future of tax reform and health care still uncertain, Trump is also dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane in Puerto Rico and the massacre in Las Vegas, as his approval rating drops to just 35 percent in the most recent round of polling.