トランプ就任演説


2017年1月20日行われた、トランプ大統領の就任演説のハイライト部分を3つのパートに分けて抜粋します。
ゆっくり話しているので、発音の練習にもってこいの音源です。

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because, today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost.
Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories.
Their triumphs have not been your triumphs and, while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment.
It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.
(181 words)

【解説】
前政権の功績を「They have been magnificent. Thank you.(彼らは素晴らしかった。ありがとう)」と述べた後の、however(しかしながら~)。スピーチ冒頭で定番の謝辞が終わり、さあここから本題。政治が、一部の特権階級から国民の手に戻ってきましたよと宣言する最初の重要なパートです。theirとyourの対比構造に注意して聞いてみましょう。flourish(繁栄する)やtriumph(勝利する)の発音に注意しましょう。strugglingはstruggle(もがく、ジタバタ努力する)の形容詞形で、ここでは特に「(貧困状態から脱するめに)努力している」という意味になります。

We’ve defended other nations’ borders, while refusing to defend our own, and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas, while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.

But, that is the past and now we are looking only to the future. We assembled here today, are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. (omission)
I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never, ever let you down.
(196 words)

【解説】
出ました。トランプ大統領のスローガン、アメリカ・ファースト(アメリカ第一)です。シャープなfirstの発音がカタカナ発音の「ファアスト」にならないようによく聞いてマネしてみましょう。

America will start winning again. Winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American. We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow. We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.(omission)

Together we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again.
We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And, yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you and god bless America. Thank you. God bless America.(223words)

【解説】「私たちはふたつのシンプルなルールに従います」を含む重要なパートと、最終部分からの抜粋です。We willをくり返してリズムをつくる構成にも要注目です。