Who Said It? Trump vs. Voldemort


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Donald Trump may not share the same hairline as Lord Voldemort (not yet at least), but the two do seem to share quite a few personality traits. Enough, at least, for it to be tough to tell the difference between their quotes. If you’re not familiar with the Harry Potter series and Voldemort, aka He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, all you really need to know is that he’s the evil snake-looking guy you’ve likely seen in all of the movie promotions. He’s bad and says bad things, much like our humble leader. See if you can figure out who said these quotes, Trump or Voldemort.

“I’d introduce you, but rumor has it you’re almost as famous as me these days.”

Trump or Voldemort

Like all of these quotes, this could really go either way. His words have the kind of banter that piss off even the best of us and finishes off with a hint of narcissism. Either Voldemort or Trump could have easily said it, but only one of these men have spoken these words. So, who was it? If you were thinking Trump, then you’d be wrong!

Answer: Lord Voldemort

Trump or Voldemort

Voldemort spoke these words to Harry after the Triwizard Cup turned out to be a Portkey which delivered Harry and Cedric Diggory to a graveyard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Here the two were surrounded by Death Eaters, one which was Lord Voldemort himself who spoke these words to his rival as he was bound to the grave of the Dark Lord’s father.

“There is no good and evil, there is only power…and those too weak to seek it.”

Trump or Voldemort

A common theme within both Trump’s and Voldemort’s quotes are words of extreme opposition. Good and evil. Winning and losing. Big and small (hands). Everything they do is exceptional, yet their vocabulary isn’t large enough to accurately describe it, so they just say “good” and “great” a whole lot. I hope you didn’t think this would be a Trump quote simply because the last one belonged to Voldemort.

Answer: Lord Voldemort

Trump or Voldemort

This quote also belongs to Lord Voldemort. Well, technically it was spoken by Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but since You-Know-Who was riding shotgun on the back of his head, it was his thoughts that inspired these words.

“Torture works. Believe me, it works.”

Trump or Voldemort

Like any dictator, both Trump and Voldemort are quick to turn to violence and torture to get what they want. Rather than use their brains or even the law to accomplish their goals, they prefer to make threats that enable them to rule with fear. So, who spoke these words about torture?

Answer: Donald Trump

Trump or Voldemort

In an attempt to show the world just how mighty he can be, the president spoke about how he’d like to make interrogation tactics tougher. Specifically, he wants to bring back torturing methods that have long ago been banned, such as waterboarding. Apparently, he knows firsthand that these tactics work.

“They never learn. Pity.”

Trump or Voldemort

“Pity” is a word often used by Trump, as well as “loser” and “winning”, so you might be thinking this is something he said. However, You-Know-Who could have easily spoken these words about Mudbloods or Muggles, or even Dumbledore’s Army. So, who said it?

Answer: Lord Voldemort

Trump or Voldemort

After delivering the students of Hogwarts a warning of what would happen if they didn’t turn over Harry in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2, he spoke these words while he watched as protection spells were put into place. Unfortunately for him and the rest of the Death Eaters, it him who never learned, something he would discover shortly after this statement was made.

“Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.”

Trump or Voldemort

Here’s some more narcissism for you. Just like any other self-absorbed nitwit, the man behind this statement can’t help but think that the world can’t go on without him. That his disappearance from the spotlight would in some way make such an impact on the people that they’d have nothing left to do but sit around wondering when he’ll return. Sounds like this could be either a Trump or Voldemort quote, but it can only be attributed to one of them.

Answer: Donald Trump

Trump or Voldemort

It’s hard to say exactly when Trump first made this statement, but it seems to have been primarily used to help promote his presidential candidacy. He used it to gain followers on social media, which would normally indicate that he didn’t write it himself. However, Trump is far too egotistical to allow that. The world is nothing more than him and his neverending story.

“Sometimes by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war.”

Trump or Voldemort

So, you’ve probably heard some version of this quote before as it’s not at all an original. It usually goes more like, “Sometimes you have to lose some battles to win the war,” or “Losing the battle doesn’t mean you lose the war.” The fact that this quote is basically stolen might give away who said it, so let’s get right to the answer.

Answer: Donald Trump

Trump or Voldemort

Surprise, surprise! Donald Trump took someone else’s quote and claimed it for himself. Now we know where Melania gets it from. The quote was shared on his Twitter page and was actually given credit to his book, The Art of the Deal. Ummm, can he do that? He may have written those words in his book, but it’s not his original thought. It belongs to someone else. Someone from a long, long time ago.

“I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want to.”

Trump or Voldemort
Since both He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and Trump enjoy threatening to hurt people and apparently torturing them, it’s hard to say who’s behind this quote. We all know how Trump handles those who annoy him. He fires them or bribes them into signing non-disclosure forms that ensure he’ll never have to see them again. It didn’t work so well with Stormy Daniels, but that just one of many. So, was it Trump who said this?

Answer: Lord Voldemort

Trump or Voldemort

Any Harry Potter fan will recognize this quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A young Tom Riddle says it during a flashback where Dumbledore pays him a visit and invites him to Hogwarts. The future Dark Lord is telling the Headmaster about his ability to talk to snakes and make things move without touching them. It still could have been said by Trump though.

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Rose Burke

Freelance writer and art enthusiast, Rose Burke, often writes humorous essays inspired by awkward dating experiences and life’s cruel sense of humor. When she's not doing that, she's typically writing entertainment articles on women's issues, politics, feminism, and other trending topics her readers love. Her work has been published in The Southampton Review, The Conium Review, The Richest, The Independent, CINEMABLEND, and more. Author of the popular feminist blog series "Writings of the Satirical Feminista," Rose is currently focusing on a collection of humorous personal essays while she travels the world.

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