Apparently Donald Trump Quoted A “Batman” Villain During His Speech

On Friday January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of The United States. While many people across the country are divided over whether or not they support Trump in his presidency, one thing is for sure – he is definitely controversial.


While millions upon millions of people tuned in to watch his inauguration, there were some crazy things that went on. One had to do with Donald Trump's speech that he gave and he basically ripped off a villain from the Batman series. No, I'm not kidding. It's almost as bad as when his wife, Melania Trump, ripped off Michelle Obama's speech.

Of course, when you have the Internet standing by to point out any small thing that goes wrong during Trump's inauguration, they'll find any reason to complain. But, it does seem a bit crazy for Trump to – on one of the most important days of his career – quote a super villain. He took the opportunity with the entire world watching to quote Bane from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Yup, he went there.

Here's both their speeches – just so you can see the comparison.

Donald Trump's speech:

"Today’s ceremony, however has very special meaning. Because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. But we are transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you... the people. For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost. Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.”

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Bane's speech:

"We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Gotham will survive!”

Don't worry guys, it's only Day 1.

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