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It's time The Dark Knight Rises, as Donald Trump draws inspiration from Bane for his speech

For his inauguration speech, Trump found inspiration from the unlikeliest of places, Bane from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises

Devlina Ganguly @DevlinaGanguly 21 January 2017, 7:00 PM
In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane, an agent of anarchy, leads a populist movement against the elite of Gotham

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane, an agent of anarchy, leads a populist movement against the elite of Gotham Image: YouTube

Not that people (most people that is) had much hope about Donald Trump's inauguration speech. But Trump outdid himself and 'sank' to the occasion, delivering a speech reeking of hopelessness and despair. Despite having a rich legacy of former US Presidents to draw inspiration from (Abraham Lincoln, George Washington or even John F Kennedy), Trump found his stimulation in Bane. Bane who, you ask? For the non-comic book nerds and those who missed Christopher Nolan's final installment of The Dark Knight trilogy, Bane is one of the most political villains in the Batman universe. And the POTUS's inauguration speech echoed none of the luminary figures from his country, but lo-and-behold, Bane. Scary right?

The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (Image:YouTube)

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane leads a populist revolution against the corrupt elite of Gotham. In a speech to the residents of the city, this agent of anarchy says, "And we give it back to you ... the people.” In a spine-chilling moment, Trump almost repeated the same words, and with the same voice modulation and pause. Take a look.

Now that President Bane is here, Gotham, oops, America better find its Batman soon.

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