I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you

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Irelia20150604

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Chinese
The quotation comes from Trump blames sexual assault claims on collusion between Clinton and media

Quotation: “I never knew it would be this vile, this vicious,” he told the crowd in Florida. “Nevertheless I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for the movement so we can have our country back.”

He added: “I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies, but will remain focused on the American people.”
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Hi everyone! Does the bold part mean "I endure all of these vicious attacks (i.e., allegations that he has sexually assaulted many women) gladly for you"?
 
  • heypresto

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    English - England
    Yes. He's taking 'slings and arrows' from a famous speech in Shakespeare's Hamlet:

    To be, or not to be--that is the question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them . . .

    Whether he knows this, I wouldn't like to say. :D
     
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