Trump defends China trade policy amid economic worries
2019-08-20 00:00:00


OHN YANG: President Trump continues to touta strong economy and dismiss fears of a potential(1)
OHN YANG:特朗普总统继续吹捧强大的经济,并消除对潜力的担忧

recession.(2)
经济衰退。

In the Oval Office this afternoon, the presidentwas asked if his trade policies were having(3)
在今天下午的椭圆形办公室,总统被问及他的贸易政策是否有

a negative impact on the U.S. economy.(4)
对美国经济产生负面影响。

DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States:So I am doing this whether it's good or bad(5)
DONALD TRUMP,美国总统:所以我这样做是好还是坏

for your statement about, oh, will we fallinto a recession for two months, OK?(6)
对于你的陈述,哦,我们将陷入经济衰退两个月,好吗?

The fact is, somebody had to take China on.(7)
事实是,有人不得不接受中国。

My life would be a lot easier if I didn'ttake China on.(8)
如果我不带中国,我的生活将会轻松多了。

But I like that doing it because I have todo it.(9)
但我喜欢这样做,因为我必须这样做。

JOHN YANG: White House correspondent YamicheAlcindor is here.(10)
杨YANG:白宫记者Yamiche Alcindor在这里。

So the president said that the economy's doinggreat.(11)
所以总统说经济做得很好。

But he's also thinking about ways of boostingit a little bit, and then seemed to acknowledge(12)
但他也在考虑如何提升它,然后似乎承认

that his own trade policies may bring a recession,a short one.(13)
他自己的贸易政策可能带来经济衰退,一个短暂的衰退。

What's going on?(14)
这是怎么回事?

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: The economy has been theshining example that President Trump has been(15)
YAMICHE ALCINDOR:经济一直是特朗普总统的光辉榜样

able to point to amid scandals and controversies.(16)
能够指出丑闻和争议。

He's been able to say, look, even though youdon't like my rhetoric or my racist tweets(17)
即使你不喜欢我的言论或我的种族主义推文,他也能说,看

or maybe women alleging that I sexually assaultedthem, at least the economy is doing well.(18)
或者也许是女性声称我对她们进行了性侵犯,至少经济状况良好。

What is happening now is there are signs theeconomy could be slowing, and that's making(19)
现在发生的事情是有迹象表明经济可能正在放缓,而这正在形成

President Trump and Republicans very, veryworried.(20)
特朗普总统和共和党人非常非常担心。

And, as a result, he's essentially makingthe case, China made me do all this.(21)
而且,结果,他基本上就是这样,中国让我做到了这一切。

These farmers that are frustrated in the Midwestbecause their markets have gone away as the(22)
这些农民在中西部地区感到沮丧,因为他们的市场已经消失了

trade war with China has dragged on, it'snot my fault.(23)
与中国的贸易战已经拖延,这不是我的错。

It's that China made me do this.(24)
这是中国让我这样做的。

So, I think that they're -- the RepublicanParty is really trying to find a message that(25)
所以,我认为他们是 - 共和党真的想找到一个信息

is going to help them if there is a recession.(26)
如果经济衰退,他们会帮助他们。

Also, for Republican lawmakers, they havebeen able to point to the economy and say,(27)
此外,对于共和党议员来说,他们已经能够指出经济并说,

I know I don't like President Trump's racisttweets, or maybe I don't like the fact that(28)
我知道我不喜欢特朗普总统的种族主义推文,或者我不喜欢这样的事实

he separated thousands of immigrant families,but, again, the economy is doing well, so(29)
他把成千上万的移民家庭分开了,但是,经济状况再好,所以

we should all just think that everything isgoing well.(30)
我们都应该认为一切进展顺利。

That's starting to crumble.(31)
那已经开始崩溃了。

So this is the president trying to reallysave his presidency and save face, essentially.(32)
所以这就是总统试图真正挽救他的总统职位并从根本上挽回面子。

JOHN YANG: Another topic that came up in thisconversation in the Oval Office was his stand(33)
杨YANG:在椭圆形办公室的这次谈话中出现的另一个话题是他的立场

on background checks, gun control.(34)
在背景检查,枪支管制。

Let's take a listen to what he said.(35)
让我们听听他说的话。

DONALD TRUMP: We have very, very strong backgroundchecks right now.(36)
DONALD TRUMP:我们现在有非常非常强大的背景调查。

But we have sort of missing areas and areasthat don't complete the whole circle.(37)
但是我们有一些缺失的区域和区域没有完成整个圈子。

And we're looking at different things.(38)
我们正在寻找不同的东西。

And I have to tell you that it is a mentalproblem.(39)
我必须告诉你,这是一个心理问题。

And I have said it 100 times.(40)
我已经说了100次。

It's not the gun that pulls the trigger.(41)
它不是拉动扳机的枪。

It's the person that pulls the trigger.(42)
是拉动扳机的人。

JOHN YANG: Immediately after El Paso and Dayton,he seemed to be saying that he expected the(43)
杨致远:在埃尔帕索和代顿之后,他似乎在说他期待着

Senate to act or Congress to act on strictergun control.(44)
参议院采取行动或国会采取更严格的枪支管制。

But now he seems to be backing off?(45)
但现在他似乎退缩了?

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: There's no question PresidentTrump has completely pulled back his support(46)
YAMICHE ALCINDOR:毫无疑问,特朗普总统完全撤回了他的支持

for background checks.(47)
用于背景调查。

And it comes down to three letters, NRA.(48)
它归结为三封信,NRA。

That group has had a stronghold on Republicans.(49)
该组织拥有共和党人的据点。

They have backed President Trump.(50)
他们支持特朗普总统。

And now we at the "PBS NewsHour" can confirmthe president called Wayne LaPierre, the head(51)
现在我们在“PBS NewsHour”可以确认总统叫Wayne LaPierre的负责人

of NRA this afternoon, and told him universalbackground checks are completely off the table.(52)
NRA今天下午告诉他,普遍的背景调查完全不在桌面上。

That's a complete 180 from what the presidentwas saying just two weeks ago.(53)
这与两周前总统所说的完全相差180。

He said that there would be tremendous supportfor commonsense background checks.(54)
他说,对常识背景调查会有很大的支持。

That's gone away now.(55)
现在已经消失了。

And the president essentially is now usingtalking points from the NRA.(56)
总统现在基本上正在使用全国步枪协会的谈话要点。

He said that there's a slippery slope whenit comes to gun legislation, and that if they(57)
他说,在枪支立法方面存在滑坡,如果是这样的话

start messing with guns -- with backgroundchecks, Democrats might take away the Second(58)
开始搞乱枪支 - 通过背景调查,民主党可能会夺走第二个

Amendment.(59)
修订。

On the White House lawn just a few weeks ago,he said this isn't about the NRA or Republicans(60)
就在几周前的白宫草坪上,他说这不是关于全国步枪协会或共和党人

or Democrats.(61)
或民主党人。

And that's just completely changed.(62)
而这完全改变了。

So I think it's going to be very interestingonce Congress comes back to see what the president(63)
所以,一旦国会回来看看总统是什么,我认为这将是非常有趣的

does.(64)
确实。

But we have a pretty clear sign.(65)
但我们有一个非常清楚的迹象。

And that is that the NRA is on the phone withthe White House, and they are completely changing(66)
那就是全国步枪协会与白宫通电话,他们正在彻底改变

their tone.(67)
他们的语气。

JOHN YANG: White House correspondent YamicheAlcindor, thank you very much.(68)
杨YANG:白宫记者Yamiche Alcindor,非常感谢你。

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Thanks.(69)
YAMICHE ALCINDOR:谢谢。


All News Articles fetched from PBS RSS Feeds and copyrighted by pbs.org