Charlottesville violence leaves America 'diminished and dismissed'


People gather for a vigil in response to the death of a counterdemonstrator at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, outside the White House, on Aug. 13, 2017. 


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America's standing in the world is dwindling fast under the Trump administration. The White House appears in chaos, and the failure to confront neo-Nazis has alarmed Europe. Europeans are giving up on a US that can't get anything done and refuses to provide leadership on the world stage.

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These are the impressions gleaned by the BBC's Katty Kay after four weeks in Europe. Kay is an anchor of BBC World News America in Washington.