Why People Think Donald Trump Plagiarized Bane in His Inaugural Speech
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.
“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.”
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 20, 2017
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…
#Trump accidentally quoting Bane gave me the giggle fits. Now we just need Michelle Obama to pull a Catwoman with the Batpod.
— Jake Magnum (@WhoIsJakeMagnum) January 20, 2017
Donald Trump will be the Bane of our lives! https://t.co/EQoRd9Rh5u
— Graham Short (@grahamshort) January 20, 2017
Also, Trump should now wear a Bane mask during all public appearances and talk like him during press conferences and interviews.
— Collin Breaux (@PCNHCollinB) January 20, 2017
So far Trump has already ripped off an Obama Inauguration image and a line from a Bane speech in The Dark Knight Rises
— Philip Loudface (@master_loudface) January 20, 2017
Now that Mark Hamill is reading Trump's tweets in his Joker voice, could we get Tom Hardy to read his inaugural address as Bane?
— Colin Frattura (@FrancoRuttali) January 20, 2017
How do i tell my children THIS shit?? Yea Trump stole bits from "The Dark Knight Rises" for his speech 😭😭😭😭 no not from Batman, Bane
— •Lee~Lu•❤ (@Annais_XIII) January 20, 2017
What do you think about the similarity between Trump’s speech and Bane’s? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t The Slot; photos via Alex Wong/Getty, Warner Bros.)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)