Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is urging President Trump to, quote, "unequivocally condemn white supremacists and their actions."
Trump argued Tuesday that "both sides" were to blame in the deadly Charlottesville rally.
Gimenez called the president's comments "very disappointing," just hours before an expected visit from Trump's attorney general.
Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak at PortMiami at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Sessions is expected to praise Mayor Gimenez for going along with President Trump's order that so-called "sanctuary cities" detain undocumented immigrants.
Meanwhile, a memo from the White House is urging congressional Republicans to support Trump's controversial comments.
The memo calls on Republicans to say Trump was entirely correct. A list of suggested talking says Trump condemned hate groups who are fueled by bigotry and racism.
The memo calls the President a voice for unity and calm. It also accuses the media of reacting with "hysteria to the notion that counter-protesters showed up with clubs, spoiling for a fight."