At the White House Press Briefing Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed reporters that police brutality is "a local matter and something we feel should be left up to local authorities."

When pressed by reporters about Trump's stance on police brutality, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said the president aims to support both police and the African American community, but does not want to be involved in the details. 

"We want to make sure all law enforcement is carrying out the letter of the law," Huckabee-Sanders said. "The president is very supportive of law enforcement. But at the same time, in these specific cases and specific instances, those will be left up to local authorities to make that determination and is not something for the federal government to weigh in on.”

The recent slayings of Decynthia Clements and Stephon Clark and this week's announcement that Louisiana officers who killed Alton Sterling will not face charges  has reignited the national outrage on police brutality–and justice for black lives.

Sanders went on to say that Trump has worked to bridge the gap between the African American community and the police, she also mentioned that the president is working to improve school security and to create a broader wall with Mexico, according to Politico.

“We want to find ways to bring the country together. Certainly not looking for any place of division. I think you've seen that in the policies that he’s put forward,” Sanders said. “He wants to grow the economy, wants to do that for everybody. Wants a better America for every American and that's been a repeated thing out of this White House.”