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特朗普发表讲话谴责种族主义和仇恨团体

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Trump1 Calls Racist2 Hate Groups 'Evil'

President Donald Trump spoke3 Monday about the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He strongly criticized white supremacists and other hate groups.

A 32-year-old woman was killed Saturday and 19 people were injured when a man drove his car into a crowd of activists4. They were protesting a white supremacist demonstration5. Another 15 people were injured in fights between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators.

Later Saturday, Trump said “many sides” were responsible for the violence. But Monday, after criticism of that statement, Trump spoke again.

"Racism6 is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), neo-Nazis7, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

White nationalists, the KKK and others had gone to Charlottesville to protest the city’s decision to take down a monument. It was a statue of Robert E. Lee, an important Civil War general who fought for the southern states. The southern states were seeking to separate from the United States. Many find such monuments offensive because of the South’s support for slavery.

Man charged with using car to kill woman

James Alex Fields Jr. was charged with murder and other crimes in connection with the automobile8 incident. Police said he acted to kill and wound people with his car. The Associated Press and other news groups reported that Fields admired Adolph Hitler. Reports also said his social media presence suggested support for white nationalism.

Trump, a Republican, was not the only Trump administration official to criticize the violence in Charlottesville. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the car attack in Charlottesville meets the definition of “domestic terrorism.”

Some criticized Trump for not immediately criticizing white supremacists in his first statements on the Charlottesville violence. Nancy Pelosi is the leader of the Democrats9 in the House of Representatives.

She said Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had the support of, in her words, “the forces of bigotry10 and discrimination.”

It should not take two days for the president to criticize “murder and violence by Nazis and white supremacists,” Pelosi said.

Emotional battle over statues

There is hot debate about efforts to remove statues representing Confederate leaders. Such action is not only taking place in Charlottesville, but also in New Orleans, Louisiana and Lexington, Kentucky.

Some argue that taking down Civil War statues is denying history.

Pierre McGraw led a group in New Orleans that tried unsuccessfully to stop the removal of four Confederate statues from the city.

“People across Louisiana should be concerned over what will disappear next,” he said.

The city’s mayor, Mitch Landrieu, gave a speech defending the city’s action. He said, “Statues that honor slavery should not be permitted in a nation that long ago rejected slavery as the worst kind of hate.”

In Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia, officials are hoping to move past the weekend’s violence.

Frank Conner III is a top University of Virginia official.

He said, “The actions of those who visited evil upon us are nothing short of white nationalist and white supremacist terrorism intended to intimidate11 our community. They will not succeed. We will not surrender.”

Larry Sabato is a political science professor at the University of Virginia with a home on campus. Several hundred marchers carried burning sticks and shouted racist and pro-Nazi statements there on Friday night.

“My father fought in World War II against the Nazis, all the way to Berlin,” Sabato said. “I'm glad he's not here decades later to see that hundreds of neo-Nazi thugs can march their way up the University of Virginia Lawn, past his son's home, spouting12 racist and anti-Semitic slogans.”

Sabato said he believes white nationalists felt supported by the president’s first statement because he did not directly criticize them for the violence.

Nghana Lewis teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans and has followed the battle over the city’s Confederate monuments.

She was asked what people outside the United States should know about these fights.

Lewis said while “there is much to admire about our country,” U.S. history is complex. She said America is still a “very young nation and still early in the process of undoing13 its history of slavery and racial discrimination."

Battle with drug company head

The leader of America’s third largest drug company resigned from a federal advisory14 group Monday in connection with Trumps15 first response to Charlottesville. Kenneth Frazier said America’s leaders must reject those who say that one racial group is better than another.

Trump later criticized Frazier in a Twitter post.

I'm Caty Weaver16.

And I'm Bruce Alpert.

Words in this Story

white supremacist – n. person who believes words are better than blacks and other races

evil - adj. morally bad

thug - n. a violent criminal

repugnant - adj. causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

admire - v. to think of highly of someone

intentional17 - adj. done in a way that is planned

intimidate - v. threaten someone

spouting - v. to say something

slogan - n. a word or phrase that is used by a group to attract attention


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1 trump LU1zK     
n.王牌,法宝;v.打出王牌,吹喇叭
参考例句:
  • He was never able to trump up the courage to have a showdown.他始终鼓不起勇气摊牌。
  • The coach saved his star player for a trump card.教练保留他的明星选手,作为他的王牌。
2 racist GSRxZ     
n.种族主义者,种族主义分子
参考例句:
  • a series of racist attacks 一连串的种族袭击行为
  • His speech presented racist ideas under the guise of nationalism. 他的讲话以民族主义为幌子宣扬种族主义思想。
3 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
4 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 demonstration 9waxo     
n.表明,示范,论证,示威
参考例句:
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
6 racism pSIxZ     
n.民族主义;种族歧视(意识)
参考例句:
  • He said that racism is endemic in this country.他说种族主义在该国很普遍。
  • Racism causes political instability and violence.种族主义道致政治动荡和暴力事件。
7 Nazis 39168f65c976085afe9099ea0411e9a5     
n.(德国的)纳粹党员( Nazi的名词复数 );纳粹主义
参考例句:
  • The Nazis worked them over with gun butts. 纳粹分子用枪托毒打他们。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The Nazis were responsible for the mass murder of Jews during World War Ⅱ. 纳粹必须为第二次世界大战中对犹太人的大屠杀负责。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 automobile rP1yv     
n.汽车,机动车
参考例句:
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
9 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 bigotry Ethzl     
n.偏见,偏执,持偏见的行为[态度]等
参考例句:
  • She tried to dissociate herself from the bigotry in her past.她力图使自己摆脱她以前的偏见。
  • At least we can proceed in this matter without bigotry.目前这件事咱们至少可以毫无偏见地进行下去。
11 intimidate 5Rvzt     
vt.恐吓,威胁
参考例句:
  • You think you can intimidate people into doing what you want?你以为你可以威胁别人做任何事?
  • The first strike capacity is intended mainly to intimidate adversary.第一次攻击的武力主要是用来吓阻敌方的。
12 spouting 7d5ba6391a70f183d6f0e45b0bbebb98     
n.水落管系统v.(指液体)喷出( spout的现在分词 );滔滔不绝地讲;喋喋不休地说;喷水
参考例句:
  • He's always spouting off about the behaviour of young people today. 他总是没完没了地数落如今年轻人的行为。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Blood was spouting from the deep cut in his arm. 血从他胳膊上深深的伤口里涌出来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
13 undoing Ifdz6a     
n.毁灭的原因,祸根;破坏,毁灭
参考例句:
  • That one mistake was his undoing. 他一失足即成千古恨。
  • This hard attitude may have led to his undoing. 可能就是这种强硬的态度导致了他的垮台。
14 advisory lKvyj     
adj.劝告的,忠告的,顾问的,提供咨询
参考例句:
  • I have worked in an advisory capacity with many hospitals.我曾在多家医院做过顾问工作。
  • He was appointed to the advisory committee last month.他上个月获任命为顾问委员会委员。
15 trumps 22c5470ebcda312e395e4d85c40b03f7     
abbr.trumpets 喇叭;小号;喇叭形状的东西;喇叭筒v.(牌戏)出王牌赢(一牌或一墩)( trump的过去式 );吹号公告,吹号庆祝;吹喇叭;捏造
参考例句:
  • On the day of the match the team turned up trumps. 比赛那天该队出乎意料地获得胜利。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Every time John is late getting home he trumps up some new excuse. 每次约翰晚回家都会编造个新借口。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 weaver LgWwd     
n.织布工;编织者
参考例句:
  • She was a fast weaver and the cloth was very good.她织布织得很快,而且布的质量很好。
  • The eager weaver did not notice my confusion.热心的纺织工人没有注意到我的狼狈相。
17 intentional 65Axb     
adj.故意的,有意(识)的
参考例句:
  • Let me assure you that it was not intentional.我向你保证那不是故意的。
  • His insult was intentional.他的侮辱是有意的。
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