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Since World War II, the U.S. has seen itself as a keeper and defender of international order and peace and a proponent of human rights. With the election of Donald Trump as president, is America about to make a U-turn away from its responsibilities and its longstanding place in the world?
On the campaign trail, Trump embraced an "America First" ideology, and talked about tearing up trade deals, and traditional agreements and alliances such as NATO. According to Jeet Heer, a senior editor at the New Republic, with the election of Trump, “America has abdicated its role as the guarantor of the international liberal order.”
Heer explains to The Takeaway what he considers to be the likely consequences of Trump’s vision of the globe and why he believes the president-elect represents the "new world disorder."