NO NEED FOR BILINGUAL WHITE HOUSE
Should the president of the United States speak another language besides English? Maybe not: 52 percent of American agree that “speaking English is sufficient for the next president.” So says a new survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Google and One Hour Translation, the world’s largest online translating agency. If a second language was in the offing, respondents said that Spanish was the first choice, cited by 27 percent. Chinese was second with 7 percent, followed by Russian (4 percent), French or Arabic (both 4 percent) and German (3 percent).
“Neither one of the two major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, speaks a language other than English,” the survey noted.