Prejudice, National Pride, & Batman Villain Quotes — Here's Donald Trump's Full First Presidential Speech
And in his first words as our new POTUS, Donald Trump is already drawing upon the inspiration of other cartoonish villains.
Not only did he say "there is no room for prejudice" (ha!) and extoll "national pride" (pretty sure that was a wink to you, Alt-Right!), he also very nearly quoted… Tom Hardy?
Yep, Trump said:
"…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."
Which sounded quite similar — though more ominous — than when The Dark Knight Rises villain Bane said:
"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."
Funny, we always thought of Trump as Lex Luthor.
Ch-ch-check out the full transcript of Trump's first speech as POTUS (below)!