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"Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it," Kerry said on CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday.
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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."