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文化不同,环境不同,這就是學外語人常碰到的情况。八十年代初見美報登嘲諷里根開會打瞌睡謂“瞶”,那叫一箇惊詫莫名。後知消費政客,特别是消費國家首腦乃其常态,此爲選民之權責,文化一點謂之關進籠中。

周三紐時訪川普,談了“大範圍的話題”。周四紐時就發了一篇文章,是箇華裔小姑娘冩的。感覺這箇訪談就是給川普下套,全文竟沒有一句説他好話的。怎麼著那也是總統啊,你却説他“信口雌黄”。

文筆不敢恭維,但作爲課外讀物尙合格。

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chris307 发表于 2017-7-22 22:40:45 | 显示全部楼层
Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview
By LINDA QIU       JULY 20, 2017
WASHINGTON In a wide-ranging interview with The NewYork Times on Wednesday, President Trump made a number of misleading and falseclaims, including statements on health insurance, the biography of his deputyattorney general and French history.
Here's anassessment.
He misrepresented how health insurance works.
"You're21 years old, you start working and you're paying $12 a year for insurance, andby the time you're 70, you get a nice plan" Mr. Trump said. "Here'ssomething where you walk up and say, '˜I want my insurance.'"
Mr. Trump'sdescription aligns with life insurance or Social Security more accurately thanhealth insurance. A 21-year-old who took out a whole life insurance policy, forexample, would pay premiums until death, and the amount accumulated over thedecades would be paid out to beneficiaries.
A21-year-old who purchases a health insurance policy is not paying premiums tosave up for care 50 years down the line. Rather, the 21-year-old’s premiumshelp cover the costs of an older person or someone with more expensive medicalneeds.
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Mr. Trumpis right that in most situations, a 21-year-old is healthier than a 70-year-oldand needs less medical care. But a 21-year-old with a pre-existing conditioncould have been denied coverage or charged much more before the Affordable CareAct's passage.
He falsely said the wife of the Japanese prime minister 'doesn't speakEnglish' not even 'hello.'
MotokoRich, The Times's Tokyo bureau chief, refuted Mr. Trump's claim. Though AkieAbe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaks Japanese in many public internationalappearances, she delivered a 15-minute speech in English in New York threeyears ago and made a public service announcement on H.I.V./AIDS for MTV inEnglish.
He said news about Russia 'wasn't hot' when his son met with a Russianlawyer in June 2016.
Mr. Trumphas a point that the conversation around Russia did not center on potentialconnections between his campaign and the Kremlin, but discussion of Mr. Trump'sties to the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, and Moscow preceded DonaldTrump Jr.'s meeting.
Mr. Trump routinelysuggested improving relations with Russia during the Republican primary and earnedpraise from Mr. Putin in December 2015, prompting stories from many news outletsand criticism from political opponents and foreign policy experts.
He said he discussed adoptions with Mr. Putin. That's a proxy forsanctions.
As TheInterpreter column explained in The Times, Russia's ban on American adoptionsof Russian orphans is "practically synonymous" with sanctions onRussian officials. The Magnitsky Act of 2012, named for a young Russian lawyerwho died in a Moscow prison after exposing corruption, prohibits Russianofficials responsible for human rights abuses from entering the United Statesand freezes their American assets. The law infuriated Mr. Putin, who retaliatedby halting adoptions of Russian children by Americans.
He incorrectly recounted the history of the F.B.I. and falsely said itsdirector "really reports directly to the president of the United States."
Mr. Trumpsaid that the F.B.I. started reporting to the Justice Department "out ofcourtesy" after President Richard M. Nixon, but that "there wasnothing official, there was nothing from Congress" to cement thatrelationship.
The F.B.I.was founded in 1908 by Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte to conductinvestigations for the Justice Department, according to the bureau's website,and Congress expanded its jurisdiction through legislation in the next decade.It officially became the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935.
Thedirector "has answered directly to the attorney general since the 1920s,"according to the F.B.I. website, and the Justice Department has guidelinesinstructing the bureau to communicate with the White House with the approval ofthe attorney general or other top officials at the Justice Department. Althoughthe director J. Edgar Hoover had close, arguably unethical relationships withsix presidents, his successors have tried to distance themselves from thepresident, according to Douglas M. Charles, a history professor at PennsylvaniaState University.
He described savings from health care and tax cuts as a 'windfall' for themiddle class. The cuts are generally more beneficial to the wealthy.
Theoriginal version of the Senate health care bill would have repealed taxestotaling $700 billion over the next decade, with most of the money lining thepockets of the richest Americans, according to the nonpartisan Tax PolicyCenter.
The latest versionretained two taxes from the Affordable Care Act aimed at the wealthy and was 'muchless regressive,' the center's Howard Gleckman wrote. While the wealthy wouldstill have seen the largest dollar amount in tax cuts, lower-income householdswould have gotten a larger cut as a share of after-tax income.
The WhiteHouse's tax blueprint - which lacks the details needed for modeling - wouldprovide modest cuts for the middle class, but the rich and businesses have themost to gain.
If it wereto contain the elements of Mr. Trump's campaign pledges, households in the top1 percent would get an average tax cut of about $270,000, while the middlefifth of Americans would see about $1,900, according to the Tax Policy Center.
He incorrectly said Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, was 'fromBaltimore.'
Mr. Trumpsuggested that Mr. Rosenstein was from Baltimore and might have Democraticleanings because "there are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any."But Mr. Rosenstein grew up in Philadelphia and attended the University ofPennsylvania, Mr. Trump's alma mater. He was appointed the United Statesattorney for Maryland, based in Baltimore, in 2005 by President George W. Bush,a Republican.
Mr.Rosenstein lives in Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington.
He offered a distorted history of Paris and Napoleon.
Mr. Trumpmay have been confusing Napoleon Bonaparte with his nephew, Louis Napoleon orNapoleon III, when he claimed that Napoleon "designed Paris." In1853, about 30 years after the first Napoleon died, Napoleon III appointedGeorges-Eugène Haussmann to carry out his reconstruction project, envisionedto accommodate rapid population growth and to discourage future revolutions, accordingto the Museum of the City.
"Hisone problem is he didn't go to Russia that night because he had extracurricularactivities, and they froze to death," Mr. Trump continued.
While heidentified the correct Napoleon, his version of the 18th-century conqueror'sfailed attempt to invade Russia is garbled. Napoleon's 1812 campaign intoRussia lasted about six months, not, as Mr. Trump suggested, one night. And theFrench emperor did take Moscow in September, before withdrawing a month lateras food supplies began to dwindle. Of nearly half a million men under hiscommand, only about 6,000 made it back home and the others died in battle orsuccumbed to disease or the weather.
Asked whatMr. Trump could have meant by "extracurricular activities," AdamZamoyski, the author of "Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March," said:"I can't make head or tail of it. You could argue that all of Napoleon'sactivities were 'extracurricular'! As are Trump's."

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老糊涂 发表于 2017-8-2 10:02:38 | 显示全部楼层
太吃力,词与词都粘在一起了。
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