“Today’s ceremony, however has very special meaning. Because 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. For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born 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.”
“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!”
So maybe having the borish, pig-headed leader that at least half the population is downright frightful of include a word-for-word quote from a heartless, villainous character from an extremely popular movie franchise isn't the greatest of Presidential first impressions. I'm not exactly a political savant, but I would think that someone that's trying to get the backing of the American people should have started on a little bit of a lighter note than giving a speech that was eerily reminiscent of that given by a man who blew up an American institution (a fictitious NFL football field) just to get society's attention. For one, it's never a smart idea to go against Batman , but - more importantly - a man that boasts tangerine skin is going to have an ice-to-an-eskimo-esque sell on his hands if he wants to convince people he was molded by the darkness.
That said, I am a little impressed. This says a whole hell of a lot about my expectations for Donald Trump, but at least he's modeling himself after a bad guy that had a well thought out plan of attack. If we are being honest, I have spent the months following the election picturing him as more a Dr. Evil reincarnate who would be getting laughed out of the room by the United Nations after making outrageous demands on behalf of his constituents. I suppose it's probably bad news that the President of the United States - whose campaign was based entirely on trolling and empty promises - is literally jotting down notes from an action movie, but hey - at least it shows that he's taking this whole "commander-in-chief" thing seriously enough to invest 2.5 hours into "researching" it. If anything, it's proof that he took a few moments away from creeping through the 'League Of Shadows' hoping to snatch a couple of broads by their genitals to involve himself in the speech writing process. That's got to be considered a step in the right direction.