The presidential inauguration has given us plenty to talk about 鈥 the shocking pics of the event, Melania鈥檚 outfit, celebs鈥 reactions (including those of Hillary Clinton and the Obamas), not to mention what Trump himself had to say to the country. And while Melania Trump may have lifted her words from Michelle Obama a few months back, part of Donald鈥檚 inauguration speech today was coincidentally, ironically, hilariously similar to someone else鈥檚 words to the people. We鈥檙e talking about the Batman villain Bane.

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鈥淭oday鈥檚 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,鈥 Trump told the crowd attending the inauguration, as well as everyone watching from afar. 鈥溾e are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you鈥 the people. For too long a small group in our nation鈥檚 capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost.鈥


Folks couldn鈥檛 help but notice how close that section was to Bane鈥檚 declaration, 鈥淲e 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鈥 the people.鈥

Although the mask-wearing villain added, 鈥淕otham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please鈥 spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed鈥 this great city鈥 it will endure. Gotham will survive!鈥 Let鈥檚 hope we鈥檒l survive as well. Perhaps it鈥檚 time for a dark-winged superhero to sweep out of the shadows to save the day.

For now, folks are taking to Twitter to comment on the sitch鈥

What do you think about the similarity between Trump鈥檚 speech and Bane鈥檚? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(h/t The Slot; photos via Alex Wong/Getty, Warner Bros.)