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Tom Hardy plays the evil character Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” (YouTube display grab)

President Trump didn’t just go dark in his inaugural deal with on Friday, he went Dark Knight.

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In a speech that some would regard as much better suited for the dismal streets of Gotham fairly than the measures of the U.S. Capitol, Trump lassist out his vision for America by borrowing a little from Bane, the masked madman that took on Batmale in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“Today we are not just carrying power from one administration to an additional or from one party to another, but we are transporting power from Washington, D.C., and also providing it earlier to you, the world,” Trump sassist near the beginning of his speech. (You can re-watch or check out the tranmanuscript over at CNBC.)

Deadspin editor Timothy Burke tweeted a mashup video that used a snippet of that line and also bled it into nearly the exact same line from Bane in “Dark Knight.”

— Timothy Burke (
bubbaprog) January 20, 2017

“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich!” sassist Bane, played by actor Tom Hardy. “The oppressors of generations that have actually maintained you down through their myths of chance and also we provide it ago to you. The civilization.”

The Bane line follows through human being being freed from jail cells and the rich being kicked out of their fancy houses.

President Trump’s day (we hope?) went in a various direction.

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