The United Nations has condemned Trump over his response to the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, saying it was “deeply concerned” by “the failure at the highest political level of the United States of America to unequivocally reject and condemn” the violence. Trump has faced widespread backlash over his response, including from National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who reportedly drafted up a resignation letter following Charlottesville. In an interview with the Financial Times, Cohn said Trump’s administration “must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups.”
In recent days, three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the violence on August 12, in which white supremacists killed one person and wounded dozens more. Among those arrested was Richard Wilson Preston, the imperial wizard of the Baltimore-area Confederate White Knights, who was charged with firing a gun near a school. Video footage shows Preston, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, walked up to an African-American man at close range and fired a shot at the ground right in front of him. Preston then turned around and walked past a line of state troopers, who witnessed the shooting but did not move.