On Thursday, Donald Trump met with military leaders at the White House. During the photo-op, the president made controversial remarks that didn't go over well on social media.

Trump and military

When Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president, he did so with a few talking points in mind. One of them was his unapologetic defense of the United States military. The former host of "The Apprentice" vowed that he would be the best president in history in regards to military men and women, as well as veterans. Trump's stance on the armed forces was similar to the typical Republican Party line, but he took his devotion to another level.

While the billionaire real estate mogul spoke about avoiding foreign entanglements in the future, he also talked a big game about using force when necessary. Since being sworn into office last January, Trump has ordered military strikes in Afghanistan, while also threatening potential war with North Korea on more than one occasion. As reported by NBC News on October 5, Trump made cryptic comments about possible war during a meeting and photo-op at the White House.

While meeting up with several military leaders on Thursday, Donald Trump made comments that left many scratching their heads.

"You guys who know what this represents?" Trump asked while pointing to the military leaders around the room. When one reporter asking the president to elaborate, Trump replied, "maybe it's the calm before the storm."

The reporters in the room quickly asked for clarification.

"What's the storm?" asked one reporter. "What storm, Mr. President?" another reporter wondered. Donald Trump refused to give anymore information, answering with "You'll find out."

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's questionable remarks, Twitter went vital with uncertainty. "Hopefully he is referring to a forthcoming Twitter storm," podcast host Jamie Weinstein tweeted.

"He is just not equipped to be in that office, and anyone who retains the ability to perceive reality knows it," one Twitter user wrote. "Maybe I'm old fashioned but I don't like when presidents suggest there'll be military news & then cut away to an indefinite commercial break," an additional tweet added.

"Well this is terrifying," Chris Cillizza noted.

"Not a joke, safe to assume North Korea, Iran, Syria, etc are obligated to take this seriously. All we can do is hope they do not over-react," David Rothschild posted. As the negative reaction continued, it showed that many Americans are still concerned about how Donald Trump handles himself in the White House.