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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:44 AM

President Trump, as foretold by Shakespeare

"..... I am a man
More sinned against than sinning....."

--from King Lear or Hamlet or MacBeth or something; I forget which.

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imwithfred Oct 6 OP
Cold Warrior Oct 6 #1
rampartb Oct 6 #2
Solesurvivor Oct 6 #3

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:36 AM

1. A very appropriate description of Trump

The line is spoken by Lear who has disinherited his youngest daughter because she refuses to emulate her two older sisters and lavish flattery and praise upon him. The line is highly ironic.

A very apt and accurate description of Trump. I am impressed by your insight, imwithfred!

“ King Lear of Britain, elderly and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, and declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, Goneril, speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak. He then awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken. When it is finally the turn of his youngest and favourite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything ("Nothing, my Lord") and then declares there is nothing to compare her love to, nor words to properly express it; she says honestly but bluntly that she loves him according to her bond, no more and no less. Infuriated, Lear disinherits Cordelia and divides her share between her elder sisters.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Lear

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. richard iii, for all his faults, was a warrior

but trump did lock his partner in a tower from which Jeffrey "Clarence" Epstein never emerged. (or did he …..?)

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 01:04 PM

3. Im thinking of the words from Thomas Payne

“These are times that try men’s souls” and boy the lefty scum are really trying

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