Google translate is the Internet service that hundreds of millions of people use each day to make foreign languages understandable. Although it isn’t perfect, most of the time the reader can get the basic idea what the author was trying to communicate.
President Trump’s garbled speeches provide a problem for non English as well as those who are native English speakers. The rambling sentences that trail off make people wonder if Making America Great Again means the ritualistic sacrifice of the English language.
Enter Google translate.
Google translate can now analyze President Trump’s speeches and turns them into what the President is actually saying.
Take a look at *Google translate’s job with excerpts of Trump’s speech to Pennsylvania workers.
Well thank you very much, and thank you Gretchen. It’s great to be back in the incredible Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Great place. And this is my 13th visit to Pennsylvania during my administration, which is more than any other president to this point in the term. And I really love Pennsylvania, I went to school in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. So we love this state, and I love the unions, and I love the workers. And you know, when I built buildings in New York, I built them exclusively with union, people don’t understand that. I was exclusive.
We want this people to be faithful, and you must learn fidelity. We want this people to be obedient, and you must practice obedience. We want this people to be peace-loving but also courageous, and you must therefore be peace-loving and at the same time courageous. We do not want this people to grow soft, but we want it to be hard so that it will be able to withstand the hardships of life. And for this you have to harden yourselves in your youth. You must learn to be hard, to stand privations without breaking down. We want this people to love honor and you already in the days of your youth must live up to this concept of honor.
Now we love natural gas, and we love a lot of other things too. Each of you has taken part in the largest investment in Pennsylvania history. It’s the largest investment in the history of Pennsylvania, in the history of our country, the money that’s being invested in your state right now. With your help, we’re not only unleashing American energy, we’re restoring the glory of American manufacturing, and we are reclaiming our noble heritage as a nation of builders again. A nation of builders.
It may then be asked, ‘With what motive power will you drive you cars?’ I say that we shall take gasoline from our own oil and coal. Whenever I see the Labor Front I am impressed by the word ‘front.’ It signifies one will, one goal of achievement. Life is hard for many, but it is hardest if you are unhappy and have no faith. Have faith. We are not a helpless State.
I want to thank you all for giving this nation your very best, and your very best cannot be beaten. I want to thank you for filling America with pride. We are proud of you. We think you are just incredible, incredible people. It’s an honor for me to be with you in Pennsylvania.
When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side, and you will not get me on your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to me already. A people lives forever. What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants however now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’
*Ok, Google translate may be lifting lines from a couple of Adolf Hitler’s speeches.