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Donald Trump Met Christian Bale and Thought He Was Really Bruce Wayne

No one has ever accused Donald Trump of being firmly grounded in reality. Christian Bale recently recalled how he met Trump during the filming of Batman when the crew was shooting in Trump Tower. Bale said that Trump invited him up to his office for a chat. And the conversation was….well, weird. This is what Bale said about the conversation:

“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne. He talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it, really. It was quite entertaining. I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president.”

Christ. This is how a four-year-old would react to meeting someone dressed in a Big Bird suit with the absolute belief that a 6-foot tall talking yellow bird is indeed real.

Then again, this unsettling blunder on Trump’s part is entirely believable. After all, we’re talking about a man who thought the U.S. sold Norway fighter planes that exist only in the world of Call of Duty. If you think about it, a gaffe like this is not terribly surprising given that Trump has the maturity, impulse control, and gullibility of the average four-year-old.

Bale didn’t say what the two of them discussed, but I imagine that the two conversed about their mutual fear of flying rodents, where to score sports cars with hot runway models included with purchase, and gauging each other’s thoughts on the recent Joker crime spree. Also, Trump probably was looking to sell “Mr. Wayne” on investing in the building of a shiny new Trump Hotel in Gotham City.

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