Do u think that trump doth protest too much?

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Don Barzini Profile
Don Barzini answered

No doubt about it. The man has no idea of the wisdom of keeping ones mouth shut.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

You may find his interesting:

By "protest," Gertrude doesn't mean "object" or "deny"—these meanings postdate Hamlet. The principal meaning of "protest" in Shakespeare's day was "vow" or "declare solemnly," a meaning preserved in our use of "protestation." When we smugly declare that "the lady doth protest too much," we almost always mean that the lady objects so much as to lose credibility. Gertrude says that Player Queen affirms so much as to lose credibility. Her vows are too elaborate, too artful, too insistent.

https://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/lady-doth-protest-too-much-methinks

thanked the writer.
Joyce Hall
Joyce Hall commented
Sounds like the same thing to me.
Who's Gertrude?
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
She doesn't protest too much, she affirms too much.
Joyce Hall
Joyce Hall commented
What's the diff? When u protest, u affirm u don't like something. Same thing.
Adam Akim Profile
Adam Akim answered

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks" is a line from the c. 1600 play Hamlet by William ... Hamlet then turns to his mother and asks her, "Madam, how like you this play? ... "The lady doth protest too much, methinks", meaning that the Player Queen's protestations of love and fidelity are too excessive to be believed.

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