Donald Trump's inauguration speech borrows line from Batman villain Bane


A small part of President Donald Trump's inaugural address may have sounded familiar to those who remember 2012's The Dark Knight Rises.

As a side-by-side comparison by Deadspin's Timothy Burke points out, part of the new President's populist message was similar to what Bane told the people of Gotham after taking control of their city.

Here's a part of what Trump told the Washington D.C. crowd: "Today's ceremony, however, has a 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.

And what Bane said on the steps of Gotham's Blackgate Prison: "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 to you, the people."

Comedians have been attempting to compare Trump to a villain for weeks, with Mark Hamill recording tweets from Trump in the voice of the Joker — and New York artist R. Sikoryak placing Trump in classic comic book covers.

Here's the full Bane speech.

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