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Who said it — Donald Trump or Spencer Pratt? "If you want to throw missiles, I’m throwing a nuke. This is how I operate"

The two outrageous reality TV stars have more in common than spray tans—but at least Pratt isn't running for office


Silpa Kovvali
November 27, 2015 11:00PM (UTC)

In August of 2006, Spencer Pratt made his first appearance on MTV's “The Hills,” and reality television was never the same. Pratt, both outrageously offensive and aggressively thin-skinned, waged full-on war over every perceived slight. His girlfriend-turned-wife Heidi Montag, who stayed fiercely loyal to Pratt no matter how obsessive and bizarre his behavior, seemed willing to follow further and further away from reality. Until the schtick grew tired, it all made for incredibly compelling television. Pratt thrived on his public conflicts, using them to raise his own profile. “Mercenaries is pretty much what we are,” he said of he and his wife. “Call us in when you are ready for some action. That keeps the bills paid.”

Sound familiar?

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See if you can identify which five of these quotes belong to reality television's most notorious villain, and which five were public statements made by Donald Trump, current frontrunner for the Republican nomination, during his campaign for president of the United States.

  1. “People can bring me down all they want, but try to get on a cover. Try to get in a magazine. Good luck.”
  1. “You know, look, I'm on a lot of covers. I think maybe more than almost any supermodel. I think more than any supermodel. But in a way that is a sign of respect, people are respecting what you are doing.”
  1. “If you want to throw missiles, I’m throwing a nuke. This is how I operate.”
  1. “I thought these people were all fine and they came after me and then I had to go after them and perhaps I did a better job than they did. But they all went down.”
  1. “Sometimes I do go a little bit far. Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10.”
  1. “I forgive her, though. She's had to go through life as the less cute twin, which must be tough.” (on Mary Kate Olsen)
  1. “Presidents of networks would be like, ‘Come in,’ and I would be like, ‘Come to me.’ All those people are still right where they were.”
  1. “You're never at war when you get great ratings with a network, okay? And nobody gets ratings like me.”
  1. “They wanted to give me 28 shows. I said I can’t commit.”
  1. “If you don’t have your own show, as far as I’m concerned, you are not famous.”

How did you do?

Answers:

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  1. “People can bring me down all they want, but try to get on a cover. Try to get in a magazine. Good luck.” — Spencer Pratt
  1. “You know, look, I'm on a lot of covers. I think maybe more than almost any supermodel. I think more than any supermodel. But in a way that is a sign of respect, people are respecting what you are doing.” — Donald Trump on “60 Minutes,” September 2015
  1. “If you want to throw missiles, I’m throwing a nuke. This is how I operate.” — Pratt
  1. “I thought these people were all fine and they came after me and then I had to go after them and perhaps I did a better job than they did. But they all went down.” — Trump on “CNN Tonight,” September 2015
  1. “Sometimes I do go a little bit far. Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10.” — Trump in a New York Times interview, August 2015
  1. “I forgive her, though. She's had to go through life as the less cute twin, which must be tough.” (on Mary Kate Olsen) — Pratt
  1. “Presidents of networks would be like, ‘Come in,’ and I would be like, ‘Come to me.’ All those people are still right where they were.” — Pratt
  1. “You're never at war when you get great ratings with a network, okay? And nobody gets ratings like me.” — Trump on “CNN's New Day,” November 2015
  1. “They wanted to give me 28 shows. I said I can’t commit.” — Trump in a New York Post interview, October 2015
  1. “If you don’t have your own show, as far as I’m concerned, you are not famous.” — Pratt

Silpa Kovvali

Silpa Kovvali is a New York-based writer who focuses on social and cultural criticism. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and The New Republic, amongst others.

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