On Thursday, BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay discussed the world’s current impression of America with MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on their show “Morning Joe.”
During the conversation, Kay, Brzezinski, and Scarborough spoke about the impact of President Donald Trump, in addition to the terror attack in Charlottesville.
“The Trump White House and the saga and the drama around it looks more like a freak show than anything else,” Kay exclaimed. “And that’s kind of how America is seen at the moment. It’s incredibly depressing to come back to this country that is so dispirited and is so dismissed around the world.”
“I’ve been living here 20 years, and every year I try and spend time with my family back in Europe and this is the first time, Mika, I’ve come back and felt America was almost being dismissed by other countries and this was before Charlottesville actually happened,” she continued.
Kay further argued that “America is losing its global leadership” and people outside the United States get the sense that other countries just have to ‘deal’ without America.”
“The White House is losing moral authority around the world, and Charlottesville doesn’t help that at all, and it’s almost an irrelevancy,” she added. “This is the country with the biggest economy and biggest military in the world so they know they have to deal somehow with the United States, but countries in Europe are feeling more confident.”
Kay contended that throughout the world, and especially in Europe, people are “rejecting the kind of right-wing extremism that we saw in Charlottesville.”
“They don’t want that in Europe,” she noted. “They’re feeling economically more confident as well and they’re doing their own deals. They’re looking to other countries to do deals on climate change and global trade issues and if anything, the Trump White House and the saga and the drama around it looks more like a freak show than anything else.”
First reported by The Blaze.