It was just last month when Gen. Robert Neller spoke to the United States Marines at the Norwegian Home Guard and warned of a "big-ass fight" that was going to be taking place. On Wednesday, Donald Trump was asked about the situation but appeared confused in his answer.

Trump on war

When Donald Trump campaigned for president, one area where he separated himself from other Republicans was when it came to the possibility of going to war. While Trump vowed to make the United States Military stronger than ever, he expressed his desire to keep the country out of foreign entanglements.

Despite this, Trump's first year in office was controversial when it came to foreign policy, as he took a hard-line on North Korea, while also bombing a Syrian airbase. At the end of 2017, Gen. Robert Neller addressed members of the U.S. Marines while visiting a base in Norway and was quoted as saying, "I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming." Neller went on to warn of a "big-ass fight," before adding, "You’re in a fight here." This issue was discussed during a a press conference with Trump and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, as reported by the Washington Examiner on January 10.

After meeting on Wednesday at the White House with Erna Solberg of Norway, the two world leaders took part in a joint press conference.

While several topics were covered, Donald Trump was pressed on Robert Neller's comments by a Norwegian journalist, but appeared confused during his answer.

"A big what? You're saying what?" Donald Trump said, while asking the reporter to repeat himself. "Maybe he knows something that I don’t know," Trump replied. "I will say this.

We have a very very powerful military," he said, before adding, "We are getting more powerful by the month, by the day."

Double down

"We are building up our military to the point were we have never been before," Donald Trump went on to add. On whether or not he expects to take part in such a major war as outlined by the general, the commander in chief answered, "I don’t expect that.

I think we’ll have a long period of time of peace." "That's not the general's opinion," Trump noted, while concluding, "I think my opinion counts more right now."

Next up

While Donald Trump publicly states that he doesn't believe the United States is on the verge of a major war, domestic and international reports have expressed caution. With the instability in Syria, Yemen, and Iran only gaining traction, and with North Korea testing the limits in their war of wards with the United States, only time will tell how Trump handles his job of president moving forward.