한국정치 노트 Notes on the Politics of Korea

로널드 트럼프, 자선 연례 저녁식사 자리인 그리다이런 (Gridiron)에서, 언론인들과 정치인들 600명 초대해놓고 농담 작렬 (crack jokes), 언론인들 엿먹이는 행태.


(1) “상당수가 백악관을 떠났습니다.  이 사실이야말로 정말 짜릿하고 들뜨게 하지 않냐? 왜냐하면 당신들은 새 소식들을 전달받기 원하기 때문에.  난 뒤집어엎기(turnover: 전복)를 좋아하고, 난 흐트러놓는 ‘혼돈 chaos’을 좋아한다. 백악관 사표 수리 그거 진짜 좋다. 이제 여러분이 계속해서 던질 질문은 “다음 백악관을 떠날 사람은, 누구 차례냐?, 스티브 밀러? 아니면 멜라니아?”


(2) 재무장관 스티브 므누신과 같이 해서 영광입니다. 스티브와 그 아름다운 아내를 이 전 무대에서 봤죠. 활기 넘쳤죠.

스티브 므누신 아내가 묻길, “내가 재정(돈)에 사인할 수 있는지 없는지를” 물었죠. 내 답변은, “스티브, 당신 권한이 많아, 그런데 당신은 그것을 실행할 수 없어, 스티브” 


(3) 마이크 펜스 부통령이 최근 부쩍 뉴스에 촉각을 곤두세우고 있습니다. 매일 아침 다른 사람들에게 마이크 펜스가 묻는 말이 있는데 “그가 아직 탄핵당하지 않았나요?” 헤이 마이크, 당신은 탄핵당할 수 없어요. 죄짓지 않았다면. 그 점 염두해두시라고.





















https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/04/politics/trump-best-jokes-gridiron-dinner/index.html



Cnn:CNN)When President Donald Trump announced he would attend the annual Gridiron Club Dinner last month, many wondered whether he would be able to joke about sensitive subjects like himself and his administration.


The dinner, hosted in Washington and attended by hundreds of journalists, is similar to the White House Corespondents' Dinner in that it is replete with roasts and laughter. But for a president who rarely provides the country with laughs -- and who opted out of attending both dinners last year -- the spotlight on his jokes at the dinner was all the brighter.


Add to the mix his administration's struggles in some key policy areas, Trump's harshly critical tweets, and an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has inched closer to Trump's orbit, and one question jumps out: Does the President ever stop to joke about it all?


Indeed he does, as only Trump can.


"My staff was concerned that I couldn't do self-deprecating humor," Trump said. "And I told them not to worry, nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do."


Before launching into a litany of humorous jokes at both his and his administration's expense, Trump told the room of journalists that even Sen. Orrin Hatch -- the Utah Republican whose over-the-top praise of Trump after the GOP passed its tax cut bill garnered him some notice -- even agreed that he is the best at self-deprecating humor.


"Orrin said that 'Donald Trump is the best at self-deprecation in the history of America. Better than Washington and better than Lincoln,'" Trump said.


Here are a dozen of the President's top jokes from the dinner:


On Attorney General Jeff Sessions' refusal from the Russia investigation:


"I offered him a ride over, and he recused himself. What are you gonna do? But that's OK."


(gonna: going to)


On the "failing New York Times":


"You, The New York Times, are an icon. I'm a New York icon, you're a New York icon. And the only difference is, I still own my buildings."


On Vice President Mike Pence's "Graham rule:":


"The other day we were in line shaking hands with men and women, and a woman came over to shake his hand and he said, 'I'm sorry I can't do that, my wife is not here.' He's 25 years ahead of his time, folks."


저번날 우리가 줄서서 남자들 여자들과 악수를 하고 있는데, 한 여자가 다가와서 한 남자에게 악수를 청하자, 그 남자가 답변하길 미안합니다. 악수를 할 수 없어요. 내 아내가 이 자리에 나와있지 않거든요그 남자는 25년 정도 시대를 앞선 간 사람입니다요.

 

On talk of impeachment:


"Lately, [Pence has been] showing a particularly keen interest in the news these days. He starts out each morning asking everyone, 'Has he been impeached yet?' Mike, you can't be impeached when there's no crime, please remember that."


마이크 펜스 부통령이 최근 부쩍 뉴스에 촉각을 곤두세우고 있습니다. 매일 아침 다른 사람들에게 마이크 펜스가 묻는 말이 있는데 그가 아직 탄핵당하지 않았나요?” 헤이 마이크, 당신은 탄핵당할 수 없어요. 죄짓지 않았다면. 그 점 염두해두시라고.

 

On Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton:


"We're also honored to be joined by Secretary Steve Mnuchin. You saw him and his beautiful wife on stage before. A lot of energy in that room. When she asked whether or not she could sign the money, I said, 'Steve, you've got a lot to handle.' I said, 'You can't do that, Steven.'"


재무장관 스티브 므누신과 같이 해서 영광입니다. 스티브와 그 아름다운 아내를 이 전 무대에서 봤죠. 활기 넘쳤죠.

스티브 므누신 아내가 묻길, “내가 재정()에 사인할 수 있는지 없는지를물었죠. 내 답변은, “스티브, 당신 권한이 많아, 그런데 당신은 그것을 실행할 수 없어, 스티브

 

On White House departures:


"So many people have been leaving the White House. It's actually been really exciting and invigorating 'cause you want new thought. So, I like turnover. I like chaos. It really is good. Now the question everyone keeps asking is, 'Who is going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?'


상당수가 백악관을 떠났습니다.  이 사실이야말로 정말 짜릿하고 들뜨게 하지 않냐? 왜냐하면 당신들은 새 소식들을 전달받기 원하기 때문에.  난 뒤집어엎기(turnover: 전복)를 좋아하고, 난 흐트러놓는 혼돈 chaos’을 좋아한다. 백악관 사표 수리 그거 진짜 좋다. 이제 여러분이 계속해서 던질 질문은 다음 누구 차례냐?, 스티브 밀러? 아니면 멜라니아?”

 

On draining the swamp:


"And I know Mayor Mitch Landrieu feels right at home in Washington coming from Louisiana — I love Louisiana. Where's Mitch, where the [expletive] are you? I love you in Louisiana. Not too bad, right? Not bad, Mitch. But, he's used to being in that swamp. It's a beautiful swamp. I like that swamp. This swamp I hate. Not so good."


On Dreamers and the 2020 presidential Election:


"But we were talking about the Dreamers and quite honestly, Democrats can fantasize all they want about winning in 2020 ... those are the dreamers."


On Kim Jong Un:


"I won't rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un. I just won't. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine. It's his problem."


On Jared Kushner's security clearance:


"Before I get started, I wanted to apologize for arriving a little bit late. You know, we're late tonight because Jared could not get through the security. I will tell you he is a good guy. And he has suffered. He is a great guy."


On Omarosa Manigault-Newman:


"As I'm sure you've seen, we're now riding very high in the polls, which is hard to believe considering I never get any good press. But, I just hit 50 in the Rasmussen poll. A lot of people said I wouldn't be able to do so well after losing my so-called chief strategist. But somehow, we're still doing great without Omarosa."


On the "opposition party":


"It might be hard for you to believe, but I do love gatherings like these. They give you a chance to socialize with members of the opposition party, it's very important. And it's also great to see some Democrats here also."


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