William Shakespeare on Donald Trump - April Vazquez

William Shakespeare on Donald Trump - April Vazquez

"He's a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality."

On the stars:
"Comets, importing change of times and states,

Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

And with them scourge the bad revolting stars

Like Rosie O'Donnell and the cast of Saturday Night Live."

On Twitter:
"Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night…

The time when screech-owls cry, and ban-dogs howl,

And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves,--

That time best fits the work we have in hand."

On Ivanka:
"O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!"


On tanning:

"Lo, here a period of tumultuous broils."


On Sergey Kislyak:
"They… are apparell'd thus,

Like Muscovites or Russians, as I guess.
Their purpose is to parle, to court and dance."

On the presidential term:
"Now is the four years of our discontent."

On Sean Spicer:
"You, minion, you-- Are these your excuses

For that companion with the saffron face?"

On his speeches:
"You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring."

On revenge:
Duke of Obama: "And there's for twitting me with perjury."

[Stabs him.

On draining the swamp:

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here."


On fake news:

"Trifles light as air

Are to his followers confirmations strong

As proofs of holy writ."

On Jeff Sessions:
"Nor God, nor I, delights in perjured men."

On the wire-tapping claims:

"True, I talk of dreams:

Which are the children of an idle brain,

Begot of nothing but vain fantasty;

Which is as thin of substance as the air."

On Jared Kushner:
"I do but beg a little changeling boy,

To be my henchman."

On business:

Felonious: "To thine own interests be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst then be false to any man." 

On the groping of pudenda:

"Is that a pussy I see before me?  Come, let me clutch thee."

On Russian harlots:
"To pee, or not to pee, that is the question."


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About the Author

APRIL VAZQUEZ lives in central Mexico.

She is the winner of the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize as well as a Pushcart and Best of the Web nominee.

Her work has appeared in Salon, The Missing Slate, Cleaver, and others. 

You can also find her here: https://aprilvazquez.wordpress.com