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特朗普上任后首次国会演讲(听CNN学英语)

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  CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Almost sevendecades of U.S. presidential State of the UnionAddresses and speeches to Joint Sessions ofCongress. The difference is where we start today onCNN 10.

  CNN10分钟新闻主持卡尔·阿祖兹:美国总统发表国情咨文演讲和国会联席会议演讲已经有近70年的历史。今天CNN10分钟新闻首先来介绍一下这两种演讲的区别。

  Last night, President Donald Trump gave his firstspeech to a joint congressional session. Why was itcalled that for the president's annual message instead of a State of the Union Address?Because President Trump's been in office less than two months, and like any first president inhis first year, he's not expected to know or to be in authority on the actual State of the Union.

  昨晚,唐纳德·特朗普总统首次在国会联席会议发表讲话。为什么这次演讲被称为总统年度报告,而不是国情咨文?因为特朗普总统上任还不到两个月的时间,和其他总统一样,在任职第一年他对实际国情可能没有太多了解或者说还没有开始管理国情。

  But the setup, the location, the attendance, it all looks the same as the State of the UnionAddress.

  不过从安排、地点和出席情况来看,这场演讲都和国情咨文演讲一样。

  UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The president of the United States!

  身份不明的男性:有情美国总统!

  (APPLAUSE)

  (掌声)

  AZUZ: It was delivered in the House of Representatives. It was in front of representatives,senators, Supreme Court justices, the president's cabinet. And it follows the annual traditionof a president speaking to other U.S. leaders and the nation as a whole.

  阿祖兹:这场演讲在众议院发表。总统向众议员、参议员、最高法院法官以及总统的内阁成员发表了讲话。总统向美国其他领导人及全国发表演讲是一年一度的传统。

  Tradition is key, though, because the U.S. Constitution doesn't require most of what takesplace in an annual address. It says only that the president shall from time to time give to theCongress information of the State of the Union. It doesn't have to be in person, doesn't haveto be every year, it doesn't have to be on TV. The Constitution's framers didn't have TV. So,they wouldn't have had the view that much of the world could have had last night whenPresident Trump outlined his vision for America's future.

  传统很重要,不过美国宪法并没有要求总统要进行年度演讲。宪法只是规定,总统应该时常向国会说明国情信息。总统不一定要当面进行说明,不一定要每年发表讲话,也不一定要在电视上发表讲话。当时的宪法制定者没有电视。所以,他们不会看到昨晚特朗普总统就美国未来概述设想的情况,而全世界大部分人们都有看到。

  Here are some highlights.

  下面是一些重点内容。

  DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: All the nations of the world —friend or foe — will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free.

  美国总统唐纳德·特朗普:世界上所有的国家,朋友或敌人,会发现美国是强大的,美国是自豪的,美国是自由的。

  A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placingimpossible dreams firmly within our grasp. What we are witnessing today is the renewal ofthe American spirit. Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead.

  一股新的国家自豪感正在横扫全国。新的乐观情绪激增,把不可能的梦想牢牢地掌握在我们的手中。我们今天目睹的是美国精神的复兴。盟友们会发现,美国已经准备好再次领导世界。

  (APPLAUSE)

  (掌声)

  I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.

  我不会允许最近几十年来的错误决定我们未来的道路。

  For too long, we've watched our middle class shrink as we've exported our jobs and wealth toforeign countries. We've financed and built one global project after another, but ignored thefates of our children in the inner cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and so many other placesthroughout our land.

  长期以来,我们看到我们的中产阶级在收缩,因为我们向外国出口了工作和财富。我们资助、创建了一个接一个的全球项目,但忽视了我们自己孩子的面容,我们忽视了芝加哥、巴尔的摩、底特律等较为贫困的内城,还有我们国土上的许多其他地方。

  We've defended the borders of other nations, while leaving our own borders wide open, foranyone to cross, and for drugs to pour in at a now unprecedented rate.

  我们保卫其他国家的边疆,却让我们自己的边境敞开着,随意让任何人、让毒品以前所未有的速度涌入。

  The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need thecourage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stirour souls, and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action.

  格局不大的时代该终结了。小打小闹的时期结束了。我们只需要勇敢地分享心中的梦想,表达激荡于灵魂的希望,满怀信心地将那些希望与梦想付诸行动。

  From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears,inspired by the future, not bound by failures of the past.

  从现在开始,美国将由我们的志向推动,而不是被恐惧压倒;由我们的未来激励,而不是被束缚在过去的失败中。

  I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold, and daring thingsfor our country. I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment. Believe inyourselves. Believe in your future. And believe, once more, in America.

  我请求所有的国会议员和我一起,为我们的国家梦想那些伟大与勇敢的事情。我请求今晚所有的观众的抓住这一刻。相信你自己,相信你们的未来,并且再一次相信这个国家。

  Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States.

  谢谢你们,愿上帝保佑你们,愿上帝保佑美利坚合众国。

  (APPLAUSE)

  (掌声)

  AZUZ: OK, that wasn't the only political speech of the night. Something else that's not requiredby the Constitution, but it's been a tradition since the 1960s is the opposing party's responseto the president's annual message.

  阿祖兹:这并不是昨晚唯一的一场政治演讲。虽然宪法中没有规定,但是自上世纪60年代开始,反对党对总统的年度讲话进行回应已经成为一种传统。

  President Trump is a Republican. So, after his address, a Democrat and former governor ofKentucky, Steve Beshear, gave his party's response.

  特朗普总统是共和党人。所以,在他演讲之后,民主党人、前肯塔基州州长史蒂夫·贝希尔代表民主党进行了回应。

  STEVEN BESHEAR, FORMER KENTUCKY GOVERNOR: Real leaders don't spread derisionand division. Real leaders strengthen, they unify, they partner, and they offer real solutionsinstead of ultimatums and blame.

  前肯塔基州州长史蒂夫·贝希尔:真正的领导人不会传播嘲笑和分歧。真正的领导人会巩固、团结、合作,他们会提供真正的解决方法,而不是提出最后通牒和指责。

  Look, I may be old-fashioned, but I still believe that dignity, compassion, honesty andaccountability are basic American values. And as a Democrat, I believe that if you work hard,you deserve the opportunity to realize the American dream, regardless of whether you're acoal miner in Kentucky, a teacher in Rhode Island, an autoworker in Detroit or a softwareengineer in San Antonio.

  我可能有些保守,但我依然相信尊严、同理心、诚实和责任是美国的基本价值观。作为民主党人,我相信如果你努力工作,你会得到实现美国的机会,无论你是肯塔基州的矿工、罗得岛的教师、底特律的汽车制造商还是圣安东尼奥的软件工程师。

  Our political system is broken. It's broken because too many of our leaders think it's all aboutthem. They need to remember that they work for us and helping us is their work.

  我们的政治体系已经损坏。因为我们有太多领导人只为自己着想,所以体系才会损坏。他们要记住,他们是为我们工作的,帮助我们才是他们的工作。

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