the leader of the free world

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the leader of the free world

1. The United States of America, especially in relation to international politics. Sometimes capitalized. Ever since the Cold War, America has prided itself on being known as the Leader of the Free World. Some people feel that our country has a responsibility, as the leader of the free world, to help shape the way countries across the globe do business.
2. By extension, the President of the United States of America. Sometimes capitalized. Since he was a young boy, Gerald had dreamed of someday becoming the leader of the free world.
See also: free, leader, of, world
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By doing so, America will become an admired nation again and remain the sole and undisputed leader of the free world. What is the cost of a nation being a beloved world leader?
He said: "We need to make it clear that Donald Trump's views, his views on women, on the Muslim community, the way he has recently described Africa, are bang out of order, and not acceptable for the leader of the free world.
The first episode features a number of laugh out loud sequences as we follow the leader of the free world during his first 100 days in office.
THE LAST LEG: US ELECTION SPECIAL Channel 4, 10pm THIS morning we woke up to find out who is the new leader of the free world.
No one even expected him to win the Republican nomination, and yet here we are, with it neck and neck in the fight to become the next leader of the free world.
The winner of this election will become, as we are accustomed to reading in the press, the leader of the free world and of a nation that is on the right side of history .
How distressing it is to learn that our beloved FDR abdicated his principles as leader of the free world by giving his blessings to those corporations who helped the Fascist Francisco Franco defeat the Spanish Second Republic in the Spanish Civil War.
Wyden introduced the Presidential Tax Transparency Act in late May, stating then that "since the days of Watergate, the American people have had an expectation that nominees to be the leader of the free world not hide their finances and personal tax returns."
Such a careless individual should not be allowed to become the leader of the free world. It would be disastrous not only for the United States but also for the entire world.
"The president is supposed to be the leader of the free world. Donald Trump apparently doesn't even believe in the free world."
Before Carly Fiorina sparred with Donald Trump over who'd make the better leader of the free world, she was famously the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the tech giant's first female leader and the first woman to helm a Fortune 20 company.
What could happen if the leader of the free world, Barack Obama, and the "Make it in Massachusetts'' businessman Mitt Romney got together in a bipartisan way to show the world that America is the leader in compassion for others in need?
Clement comments, "Who would be best to help us acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends and as the former leader of the free world. When they agreed to do so, we just felt that it was the next acknowledgment of being 'real and normal.'"
"Congress needs to send a strong signal that direct communication with the leader of the free world is a privilege," Cruz said in a statement, "particularly for a regime that has been as hostile as Iran has been towards America for more than three decades."
Summary: The president of the United States is sometimes referred to as the leader of the free world. As in, the head of the strongest country in the world, and for a long time the unrivaled engine of the global economy.