The presidential inauguration has given us plenty to talk about — the shocking pics of the event, Melania’s outfit, celebs’ 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’s inauguration speech today was coincidentally, ironically, hilariously similar to someone else’s words to the people. We’re talking about the Batman villain Bane.

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“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,” Trump told the crowd attending the inauguration, as well as everyone watching from afar. “…we are transferring power from Washington DC 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.”


Folks couldn’t help but notice how close that section was to Bane’s declaration, “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.”

Although the mask-wearing villain added, “Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please… spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed… this great city… it will endure. Gotham will survive!” Let’s hope we’ll survive as well. Perhaps it’s 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…

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