イエメンでなくなった兵士は”記録を打ち立てて”喜んでいるだろう トランプ大統領が議会演説で未亡人に対して発した耳を疑うジョーク

      2017/03/03

トランプ大統領は議会で所信表明演説をしましたが、そこでは、さまざまな演出をして自分の政策を正当化していました。その一つが、イエメンで戦士したアメリカ兵の未亡人を招いて、この兵士を称えた行為です。自分が杜撰な作戦の実行を命令して失敗したことを誤魔化すために、夫を亡くした奥さんを利用した演出でした。そこで彼の口から出た言葉がこれです。

Ryan’s looking down now and he’s very happy because he just broke a record (出典:dailymail.co.uk)「ライアンは今、天国から見下ろしていて、記録を打ちたてたことでとても幸せだろう。」

拍手喝采が記録的に長かったからといって、戦死した兵士が喜ぶはずもありません。ここでこのような人間としての品格が疑われるジョークが飛び出すわけですから、本当にやりきれません。耳を疑うようなジョークですが、broke a recordのa recordが何を意味するのかを補って報道している記事を紹介しておきます。

下の記事は、感極まった未亡人にトランプ大統領がジョークを発した瞬間を、心地悪く感じたとしています。

But that doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of moments during Trump’s speech — which focused primarily on immigration, jobs, healthcare and infrastructure — that left us feeling… uneasy. Below, we’ve highlighted seven such moments: … * When Trump — discussing fallen Navy SEAL Ryan Owens — told Owens’ widow, “I think he’s very happy now, because I think he just broke our record [for the longest standing ovation].”  (President Trump Addresses Congress: 7 Supremely Uncomfortable Moments TVLine By Andy Swift / February 28 2017, 7:48 PM PST)

ウーピー・ゴールドバーグが出演するトークTV番組ザ・ビュー(The View)では、本来ならトランプ大統領が自分が実行を命令した作戦の失敗を未亡人に謝罪すべきなのに、逆に、未亡人を利用して美談の陰に自分の失敗を覆い隠すことに利用していると、辛辣にトランプ大統領を批判しています。

On Wednesday’s “The View” the co-hosts slammed Donald Trump for using a Navy Seal widow during his joint address. Check out the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, during Trump’s Congress speech, he spoke about the late Ryan Owens, who died during a botched raid in Yemen in January. He led extended applause for Owens’ wife, even saying that her late husband would be happy about breaking the record for the lengthiest standing ovation. While some found it to be an emotional, humanizing moment during the address, others found it inappropriate.

Whoopi Goldberg noted that hours before his speech, Trump “blamed U.S. generals for Ryan’s deaths, saying, ‘They lost Ryan.’ [But] that mission could’ve never happened without presidential approval… Was this a tribute? Or was this damage control?”

Sunny Hostin, who has a close relative who was injured while serving overseas, confessed, “It was something that really struck me about the night.” She explained, “I thought that was so exploitative. I thought he exploited that widow. It was so heartbreaking to me because we know U.S. military officials said to the press that… Obama didn’t approve [of carrying out the mission].”

“When I look at that, I think, my god, how do you exploit the woman who is grieving over the loss of her husband, the father of her children, when you sent him there without the appropriate ground support?” asked Hostin. Jedediah Bila agreed, saying, “When you’re the commander-in-chief, the buck stops with you… You are responsible.”

She went on, “What he should’ve said is, ‘This is my fault, I owe you an apology.’” She also said she’s against people being used as political “props,” and “hated it last night.” Watch below. (“The View” Slams Donald Trump For Using Navy Seal Widow – WATCH VIDEO By Shari Weiss | 11:36 am, March 1st, 2017)

トランプ大統領は、They lost Ryan (彼ら(アメリカ軍)はライアンを失った)とも言いました。完全にひとごとです。トランプ大統領がアメリカ軍の最高司令官であるにも関わらずです。この言動にも多くの人が怒りを覚えています。We lost Ryanという言葉が自然に出てこないところに、トランプ大統領の無責任さ、アメリカ大統領としての自覚のなさが現れています。

参考記事

  1. Trump criticised for ‘joking’ about fallen hero (Deccan Chronicle Published Mar 1, 2017, 5:35 pm IST)
  2. Trump honors fallen Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, annoys critics with joke about applause (The Daily Dot Andrew Couts—Mar 1 at 8:11:25) The joke about Owens being “very happy” about the applause sparked ire in some of Trump’s critics, who found the joke disrespectful.
  3. Trumpornography: Donald Trump’s obscene exploitation of the widow of fallen Navy SEAL Ryan Owens (By Back of Bourke DAILY KOS Wednesday Mar 01, 2017 · 10:51 PM) What the nation witnessed last night was political pornography, noisome and revolting, courtesy of political pornographer-in-chief, Donald Trump.I have never felt such hot hatred for anyone as I did last night for that lying and preening awful excuse of a human being.  For this so-called president, this so-called “man” – to shamelessly exploit Ryan’s widow and her raw grief as a tawdry national prop for his flaming narcissism, as a cowardly cover for his lies about what happened in Yemen, and as an emotion-milking smokescreen for his and the Republican Party’s fascistic policies – is the most abusive and disgusting thing I have seen in over 50 years of following politics. This was beyond the pale.   This is irredeemable.
  4. US President Donald Trump Criticised For Joking About Killed Navy SEAL (NDTV Press Trust of India | Updated: March 01, 2017 18:25 IST) Washington:  US President Donald Trump today faced criticism from some netizens after he joked about a slain Navy SEAL during his maiden address to Congress, saying the fallen hero must be smiling for breaking “a record” of receiving sustained applause. Trump in his joint address to Congress honoured US Navy SEAL William ‘Ryan’ Owens, who died late last month during a military raid in Yemen authorised by his administration. “We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a US Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William ‘Ryan’ Owens’,” Trump said to heartfelt applause. “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero-battling against terrorism and securing our nation.” The joint chamber then honoured Owens’ widow with a lengthy standing ovation. Trump responded to the applause for Owens with an off-script comment of the night: “Ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he’s very happy, because you know what? I think he just broke a record.” The audience laughed. The joke about Owens being “very happy” about the applause sparked ire in some of Trump’s critics, who found the joke disrespectful. “Trump’s highest compliment to a fallen warrior is that HE BROKE AN APPLAUSE RECORD,” Ana Marie Cox tweeted. “Ryan died for that laugh line,” another netizen wrote. “Did…did Trump just say a slain Navy SEAL is looking down happily from heaven because his mention broke an applause record?” Eric Geller tweeted. “They lost Ryan. They? WE. He was one of OURS. YOU gave the order. Take some responsibility,” another netizen said. The negative response to Trump was by no means universal and many Twitter users also backed Trump for his remarks.
  5. ‘Ryan’s looking down now and he’s very happy because he just broke a record’: Trump pays tribute to SEAL killed in terror raid as hero’s widow receives Congress’s longest ovation – and is comforted by Ivanka (MailOnline)
  6. Trump Says SEAL Killed In Yemen ‘Broke A Record’ After Standing Ovation (TPM By Esme Cribb PublishedFebruary 28, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a U.S. commando killed during the first counter-terrorism operation of his term was “very happy” after his widow received an extensive standing ovation during Trump’s speech to Congress. “I think he just broke a record,” Trump said. Trump said that Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens died “a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.” Congress gave Carryn Owens, his widow, an extensive standing ovation. Owens attended the address as Trump’s guest. “And Ryan is looking down, right now, you know that?” Trump said. “And he’s very happy, because I think he just broke a record.”
  7.  Questions mount over botched Yemen raid approved by Trump   US military officials say Trump approved counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence or ground support (The Gurdian  Ewen MacAskill, Spencer Ackerman and Jason Burke Thursday 2 February 2017 12.32 GMT)
  8. イエメンの対テロ作戦で米兵死亡、トランプ政権初の戦死者(CNN.CO.JP 2017.01.30 Mon posted at 13:08 JST) CNN) 米軍が中東イエメンの過激派「アラビア半島のアルカイダ(AQAP)」を攻撃した作戦で米兵1人が死亡、6人が負傷した。米中央軍は29日、トランプ政権下で初の戦死者が出たと発表した。

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