Speaking on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, Carnegie’s Rachel Kleinfeld explained that President-elect Trump seems not to share the opinions of most of the national security community on identifying American allies overseas. Radical and far-right leaders around the world favor a Trump presidency, believing his isolating approach to foreign policy will weaken the U.S. global position and the global positioning of traditional U.S. allies. President-elect Trump also brings with him an unprecidented number of conflicts of interests due to his vast personal business involvement in strategically sensitive countries, she added, concluding that people fighting for their rights or freedoms around the world may no longer be able to look to the United States for support. 

This interview was oriinally broadcast on Background Briefing with Ian Masters.