ICYMI, Donald Trump Quoted a Batman Villain in His Inauguration Speech

Is life intimating art? It certainly seemed that way when Donald Trump quoted Batman villain Bane, who was played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises, during his presidential inauguration speech.

During the swearing-in ceremony on Friday (Jan. 20, 2017), the 45th President of the United States told the crowd that he taking power and “giving it back to you, the people.”

Many cinephiles were quick to point out that the statement was exactly word-for-word what Bane told the people of Gotham when he held the city hostage in the 2012 superhero flick. Yikes.

So is America run by Bane now? Did Trump just pull a Melania Trump with this stunt? You be the judge.

Watch the new commander-in-chief’s inauguration address and his speech at the inaugural luncheon  — below.