Kerry: World Leaders Shocked By GOP Rhetoric
Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the world leaders he deals with are stunned by the GOP side of the race for the White House, and that their antics are embarrassing the country.
“Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it,” he said in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation.
However, it’s not just that it makes the country look bad, the instability in display on the trail may actually hurt America diplomatically.
The Hill reports:
Last week, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. Front-runner Donald Trump also called for patrols on Muslim neighborhoods, and said the country needs to start torturing suspects to get information from them.
Kerry said leaders he meets don’t “know where it’s taking the United States of America.”
“It upsets people’s sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability,” Kerry said. And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they’re posed to me, it’s clear to me that what’s happening is an embarrassment to our country.”