The international community won't be voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but on Tuesday's AC360 Later CNN's Christiane Amanpour let viewers know that they disapprove of the "extreme wing of the Republican Party."
"Well, from an international perspective, I can tell you that there is a massive and mass scratching of heads as people out there look at what's going on in the United States," Amanpour declared before pointing to the shutdown and the threat of not raising the debt ceiling.
"They look at the extreme wing of – what they call the extreme wing of the Republican Party, and they think that's beginning to dominate," she added.
Amanpour continued to speak of international disgust with the GOP.
"[W]here I come from across the Atlantic, people just dismiss the fact
that the Republicans could win next time. Everybody is just talking
about Hillary Clinton," she reported. She did add that Chris Christie
could change that perception.
Of course, that international malaise with the GOP could just be a further expression of the world press cheering Obama's election in 2008. And there was still international applause for his re-election in 2012. In 2004, much of the Euopean media disapproved of Bush's re-election.
Below is a transcript of the segment, which aired on AC360 Later on November 6 at 10:08 p.m. EST: