Ben Affleck is already getting jibes for his broody and potentially disappointing turn as the caped crusader in the upcoming Man Of Steel, but history will be kind to him after Donald Trump declared himself Batman to a small child and ruined the concept of Batman forever.
Trump is no stranger to saying controversial things, from threatening to fight activists, branding Mexicans lazy or having a poor grasp of the menstrual cycle. But his latest controversy is tarnishing the good name of Bruce Wayne and confusing a child in the process.
The aspiring president had offered families a ride in his helicopter at the Iowa State Fai, where he was appearing to help gather support ahead of his plan to rule America.
One child, William, brought a GoPro camera to capture his helicopter ride with Trump.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
“Mr Trump,” he is heard saying in the video, which has since been removed.
“Yes?” comes the reply.
“Are you Batman?”
“I am Batman,” Trump says.
Twitter, not adverse to mocking Trump given the opportunity, soon got the hashtag #BatTrump rolling, with memes flying left right and center, typically mixing Bruce Wayne’s innate sense of justice with Trump’s unique lack of empathy.
"Superman is a loser! Kryptonite? What a joke. I have no weaknesses". #BatTrump— Brian Reed (@Docreed2003) August 17, 2015
"Wonder Woman can't fight crime! She's a loser! She has blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her...whatever." #BatTrump— Bonnie Datt (@BonnieDatt) August 17, 2015
Donald Trump. Not the hero we deserve. Not the hero we need, either, to be honest.