No one would claim that Donald Trump’s campaign to become the 45th President of the United States was politics as usual. As a candidate, Trump relied heavily on “us vs. them” rhetoric. However, there’s a difference between the kind of language a candidate uses during a campaign and the kind they use once they’ve been elected. Many people expected that once Trump was elected, the gravity of the job would temper his penchant for divisive language, bringing about a more “presidential” Trump who would preach a message of unity. Today, during the inauguration, President Trump he painted a picture of a failing America that would finally be given back to the American people. Where have we heard this before?
Oh yeah, Bane! A portion of Trump’s speech, as many on social media pointed out, sounded remarkably like Bane from the “Dark Knight Rises.”
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) January 20, 2017
Both Bane and Trump made a promise that they were giving power back to the people. Depending on your point of view, President Trump’s message could either be interpreted as reassuring, or possibly a little too “Baney.” I can’t quite remember the Dark Knight Rises turned out for Bane, but I think everything turned out okay, right?