Kerry: World Leaders ‘Shocked’ By 2016 Presidential Race — It’s An ‘Embarrassment’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Secretary of State John Kerry said the shock and questions he is getting from world leaders about the 2016 presidential race are an “embarrassment to our country.”

Partial transcript as follows:

DICKERSON: In response to the Brussels bombing from the Republicans we’ve gotten series of things. More talk about banning Muslim immigrants, surveying Muslim immigrants and waterboarding. You deal with people overseas does that seem circus of campaigning or any way which that rhetoric has any affect overseas?

KERRY: Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they’re shocked, they don’t know where it’s taking the United States of America. It upsets people’s sense of equilibrium about our steadiness and reliability. To some degree I must say to you some of the questions the way they are posed to me clear to me that what is happening is an embarrassment to our country.

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