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更新时间:2016-11-25 10:16:58 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along

Donald Trump schlepped across town on Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper.

周二,唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)劳神地跨城来到《纽约时报》,跟该报的出版人以及一些编辑、专栏作家与记者碰面。

As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of his positions:


He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton. But he should never have said that he was going to do that in the first place.

他似乎表明不会指控希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)。但是,当初他根本就不应该说这种话。

He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t encourage the military to use torture. But he should never have said that he would do that in the first place.


He said that he would have an “open mind” on climate change. But that should always have been his position.


You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting down from rabid after exploiting that very radicalism to your advantage. Unrepentant opportunism belies a staggering lack of character and caring that can’t simply be vanquished from memory. You did real harm to this country and many of its citizens, and I will never — never — forget that.

利用完激进主义为自己带来好处之后,再来慢慢让狂热降温,这样做是不会得到赞许的。不思悔改的机会主义之下,掩盖着惊人的缺乏个性与漠不关心,这一切不能轻易地从记忆中消除。你对这个国家和这个国家的许多公民造成了真正的伤害,我永远不会 ―― 永远不会――忘记这一点。

As I read the transcript and then listened to the audio, the slime factor was overwhelming.


After a campaign of bashing The Times relentlessly, in the face of the actual journalists, he tempered his whining with flattery.


At one point he said:


“I just appreciate the meeting and I have great respect for The New York Times. Tremendous respect. It’s very special. Always has been very special.”


He ended the meeting by saying:


“I will say, The Times is, it’s a great, great American jewel. A world jewel. And I hope we can all get along well.”


I will say proudly and happily that I was not present at this meeting. The very idea of sitting across the table from a demagogue who preyed on racial, ethnic and religious hostilities and treating him with decorum and social grace fills me with disgust, to the point of overflowing. Let me tell you here where I stand on your “I hope we can all get along” plea: Never.


You are an aberration and abomination who is willing to do and say anything — no matter whom it aligns you with and whom it hurts — to satisfy your ambitions.

你是个不正常的可憎之人,愿意说任何话、做任何事 ――无论这意味着要与什么人结盟或是伤害任何人――只要能够满足你的野心。

I don’t believe you care much at all about this country or your party or the American people. I believe that the only thing you care about is self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment. Your strongest allegiance is to your own cupidity.


I also believe that much of your campaign was an act of psychological projection, as we are now learning that many of the things you slammed Clinton for are things of which you may actually be guilty.


You slammed Clinton for destroying emails, then Newsweek reported last month that your companies “destroyed emails in defiance of court orders.” You slammed Clinton and the Clinton Foundation for paid speeches and conflicts of interest, then it turned out that, as BuzzFeed reported, the Trump Foundation received a $150,000 donation in exchange for your giving a 2015 speech made by video to a conference in Ukraine. You slammed Clinton about conflicts of interest while she was secretary of state, and now your possible conflicts of interest are popping up like mushrooms in a marsh.


You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.


I am not easily duped by dopes.


I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence is at the top of American government; I have a moral obligation to do so.


I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything, but rather to speak up for truth and honor and inclusion. This isn’t just about you, but also about the moral compass of those who see you for who and what you are, and know the darkness you herald is only held at bay by the lights of truth.


It’s not that I don’t believe that people can change and grow. They can. But real growth comes from the accepting of responsibility and repenting of culpability. Expedient reversal isn’t growth; it’s gross.


So let me say this on Thanksgiving: I’m thankful to have this platform because as long as there are ink and pixels, you will be the focus of my withering gaze.


I’m thankful that I have the endurance and can assume a posture that will never allow what you represent to ever be seen as everyday and ordinary.


No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity — and certainly this columnist — have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn.


I know this in my bones, and for that I am thankful.