Who said it: Donald Trump, or a literally brainless internet comments section spambot?

Like the public at large, Donald Trump occasionally struggles to remember the vast history of completely bananas things he’s said on the record. But is that because he’s a self-promoting douchebag whose opinions change with his racist, hate-mongering supporters’ whims, or because he’s actually a robot — an overtaxed robot who can no longer hide his true identity?

Determine whether or not the statements below were said by Donald Trump in Monday’s debate, or by the legion of overeager spambots that plague this website’s very comments section (and its dutiful and hardworking moderators).*

*Note: names and identifying information have been stripped from the quotes below

 

1. I'm really calling for major jobs, because the wealthy are going create tremendous jobs. They're going to expand their companies. They're going to do a tremendous job.
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2. Is that great or what? This is why I can buy 10-15 houses every month on a consistent basis. Then you can sell it, refinance it and pull out some cash on a refinance or you can lease option the property.
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3. Some of the greatest assets anywhere in the world, real estate assets anywhere in the world, beyond the United States, in Europe, lots of different places. It's an unbelievable company.
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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4. It is a result that matter ultimately because that is what businesses want. To be truthful, there would be no successful businesses out there if these boundaries of entrepreneurialism were not overcome. Which is completely a mouthful but if you want all the nitty gritty equations, you can find them.
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5. But I could give you a list of banks, I would -- if that would help you, I would give you a list of banks. These are very fine institutions, very fine banks. I could do that very quickly.
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6. I am very underleveraged. I have a great company. I have a tremendous income. And the reason I say that is not in a braggadocios way.
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7. More of this is explained in truth number three.
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8. But on occasion, four times, we used certain laws that are there.
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9. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?
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10. I am sure this has touched all the internet people, it's really really good.
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11. I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it's hardly doable.
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12. They pride themselves inside providing technology solutions to aid and empower people and also companies, as well as assist them throughout having much more inside their lives.
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13. The usage of focus groups grew, specifically amongst politicians as coverage environment instruments.
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14. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing. But that's true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better, and certainly cyber is one of them.
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15. So I just want to give a lot of things -- and just to respond.
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16. Do you look like someone who let himself go? Someone who would rather be in bed? Someone who gave up on life struggles long ago and is now hoping for nothing more than to get by in reasonable comfort and privacy before the Grim Reaper claims your hide? Successful people do not merely live life.
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17. OK, assuming like me you have created a brilliant product and your creditability is zero...
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18. We need heart. We need a lot of things. But you have to have some basic ability.
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19. But the human being you happen to be speaking to also likes to talk about himself.
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20. It shows income -- in fact, the income -- I just looked today -- the income is filed at $694 million for this past year, $694 million. If you would have told me I was going to make that 15 or 20 years ago, I would have been very surprised.
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21. Look, it's all words, it's all sound bites.
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22. Trees are basically straight lines.
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