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Charlottesville violence leaves America 'diminished and dismissed'

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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.

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.

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