Friday, January 20, 2017
President Trump Plagiarizes Bane During Inauguration Address
Oh, boy. First, Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama in a speech and now this.
President Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States earlier today, delivering an inauguration address that Batman movie fans may find disturbingly familiar.
During his address to the nation, Trump declared, "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. 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 borne 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."
If that rings some bells, Bane, the Batman villain featured in the 2012 Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises, "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 an 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!"
If you'd like to see the comparison for yourself, you can check out below thanks to YouTube account Tilo Jung...
Gary Oldman had better hurry up and turn on the Bat Signal before it's too late...