My son sometimes stutters. My daughter is a speech therapist and says that we all do. My kids have helped me understand that not everyone converts thoughts into words at the same rate or with the same level of effort.
US President-elect Donald J. Trump appears to face two significant communication challenges of his own; 1) People don’t always understand what he’s saying, and 2) People sometimes understand exactly what he’s saying. This got me thinking ...
Lately I’ve been using online translators and convertors. They help me avoid Tech Frustrations to quickly and easily translate things like Roman Numerals to Arabic numbers, Euros to Dollars, and French to English. Wouldn’t it be great if we could more easily understand the sometimes choppy and confusing comments made by the President-elect by using a Trump Translator?
One of my weaknesses is that I sometimes lose the substance of a person's comments because I get distracted by the style of their communication. When something is really important, I sometimes translate it for myself to be sure that I truly understand what has been communicated. Toward this end, I am introducing the prototype of a new Trump Translator. Below, you can access translated sections of Trump's recent interview with The New York Times or read the complete translated interview (and/or the complete transcript).
Let me know what you think via the comments section below (and let me know if you think I need to make any corrections to the translations).
Disclaimer: These translations are not likely to persuade you like or dislike Trump. Instead they're provided to help you more easily understand what he tries to communicate.
Trump Interview with The New York Times - Nov 29, 2016
Section 1: Introductions
Section 2: The Media and the Trump Administration
Section 3: Trump Administration, Campaign, and Election Results
Section 4: Election Results and Electoral College
Section 5: Electoral College, Polling, African-Americans, and Women
Section 6: Energizing the alt-right and Entering Politics
Section 7: Prosecuting Hillary Clinton and Looking to the Future
Section 8: Prosecuting Hillary, Health Care, Immigration, and the Tone of the Election
Section 9: Climate Change
Section 10: Climate Change and the Environment
Section 11: Climate Change and Competitiveness
Section 12: Investigating Hillary Clinton
Section 13: Paris Climate Agreement
Section 14: Wind Farms and Potential Business Conflicts of Interest
Section 15: Prioritizing the Presidency, Business Conflicts of Interest, and Wind Farms
Section 16: Steve Bannon and Brietbart
Section 17: Future of the Republican Party, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Chuck Schumer
Section 18: Working with Congress, Serving Voters, and Retaining Jobs
Section 19: Job Loss to Automation, Bill Gates, and Encouraging Business via Tax and Regulation Cuts
Section 20: Condemning Nazism
Section 21: Infrastructure Jobs and Health Care
Section 22: Infrastructure, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Trump Reads the NYT
Section 23: Winning the Election and Senators Who Didn't Support Him
Section 24: Being Comfortable and Successful as The President
Section 25: Meeting Obama and Understanding The Challenges
Section 26: Foreign Policy: Iraq, NATO, Russia, Syria
Section 27: Pence, Jared Kushner, Israel, Palestine, Making Peace, General Mattis and Water Boarding
Section 28: First Amendment
Section 29: Wrap-up
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