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A recent poll conducted by Emerson College shows voters see the Trump administration as more truthful than media. In this photo, Many listeners noted a strange similarity between Donald Trump’s Inauguration speech, delivered on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and one given by Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Getty Images

On Friday, Donald Trump placed his left hand on a bible and took the oath of office, making him the 45th President of the United States of America. He then took to the stage to deliver a few words of his own, but many listeners felt the reality star turned politician’s speech sounded a bit too familiar.

Trump’s Inauguration speech was filled with promises to make America great again. He assured the previously “forgotten men and women of our great country” that he would create jobs, get people off welfare, improve infrastructure and more. Trump’s claims struck a chord with his supporters, but it was his promise to give power to the American people really struck a chord with some listeners, not because of what he said, but because they had heard it before.

“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,” President Trump said after thanking former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for assisting in the peaceful transfer of power.

One part of the quote in question bore a striking similarity to one uttered by the villain Bane (Tom Hardy) in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Before freeing prisoners and taking over Gotham, the evil-doer delivers a powerful monologue about the people now being in charge. In fact, it is almost a direct quote.

“We take Gotham from the corrupt!,” Bane proclaimed in the film. “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. Nona shall interfere. Do as you please.”

The similarity was not lost on Twitter users, many who were quick to call Trump out, questioning he/his speech writer’s thought process. In addition to the similar lines, some Twitter users noted that the overall theme of Trump’s Inauguration speech appeared to be similar to that of Bane’s as well.

Hardy, the actor who played Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises” has not addressed the similarities in the two lines. Many are crossing their fingers that “Saturday Night Live” will touch on this fact during their show Saturday on NBC.