Yesh, people of Gotham the United States, the power is yours!

Donald Trump, now officially POTUS, was sworn in today, and his inauguration speech included a section that reminded Batman fans of Tom Hardy's Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Here's part of what President Trump said:

"Today, 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."

And here's how Bane put it, in his speech to the people of Gotham:

"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."

Because Twitter grows no moss, the comparison was made and posted in its own video almost immediately:

Here's more context from Bane's speech in Christopher Nolan's third film in his Batman trilogy:

"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. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Gotham will survive!"

And here's more from the text of Trump's speech:

"...For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you..."

Do you think Alec Baldwin will show up on "Saturday Night Live" in a Bane mask to cover this moment?

[via Entertainment Weekly, Twitter, IMDb, Fox News]

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The Dark Knight Rises
PG-132012
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