Trump's initial statements -- including that “many sides" incited the violence and that there were "very fine" people among both the group of white supremacist and counterprotesters -- prompted widespread condemnation.
For his part, Trump has repeatedly condemned the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who were involved in the Charlottesville rally, but that has not stopped a widening range of people and groups from distancing themselves from him.
Advisory councils disbanded
Multiple White House advisory councils disbanded after more and more members resigned and Trump and his team pulled the plug on them.
Two days later, 16 members of the president's Committee on the Arts resigned en masse, releasing a resignation letter that specifically cited Trump's "hateful rhetoric" in regard to Charlottesville. The letter appeared to signal a secret message, as the first word of every paragraph in the letter spelled out R-E-S-I-S-T.
The White House released a statement around the same time saying that "earlier this month it was decided that President Trump will not renew" the committee.
People leave the administration
He also mimicked the secret signal, or acrostic, used by the arts committee. In his letter, he spelled out I-M-P-E-A-C-H, using the first letter of each paragraph.
A growing number of groups appear to be distancing themselves from Trump by canceling previously scheduled events at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
On Wednesday, a coalition of major rabbinical groups said it will not hold an annual conference call with the president because of his response to Charlottesville.
"The President's words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia,” the groups said in a statement announcing the cancellation.
Trump's critics were joined by a number of members of his own party in the near-universal criticism that he received in the wake of his comments.