"Mr. Trump," he said, aiming the camera at his benefactor.
"Yes," Trump said, pulling on the lapels of his jacket.
"Are you Batman?" the boy asked.
"I am Batman," Trump said.
Trumpers took a lot of heat for this comment last week. Obviously, it's all absolute nonsense. A perfect reminder that this whole dog-and-pony show is just a reality television and not a democratic process.
Anyone that's spinning this as Trump lying to a child is a jackass who can't see through their own kerfuffelousness. We all like it when our hero saves the day and the villain falls on his face, but sometimes you've got to give credit where credit is due. The truth is this kid tried to throw Donald a curveball and the Big D hit it out of the park.
Anyone who has never looked them self in the mirror and said "I'm Batman!" is a communist and a coward. That's a fact. Trump just had the bravado to say it to a kids face, staring down the lens of a camera, in a helicopter with his name on the side of it, in the middle of the Presidential election. Bravo to that, Donald. That's the kind of balls it takes to stand up to R'as al Ghul and the League of Shadows, or ISIS or whatever.
That question would have made Hillary Clinton's head explode. Bernie Sanders probably doesn't even know who Batman is for fucks sake.
Give me one answer that Trump could possibly have given this kid that would have been better.
The classic Trump:
"Batman is a loser. My utility belt is far superior to his his, very functional and classy. And my Trumparangs are far more deadly. I could fight him in hand-to-hand combat 1,000 times and never lose once. Also, Superman is a close personal friend of mine and he's always been very nice to me. "
The atheist's take:
"There is no Batman."
"No, I'm not. I'm just a big, silly, orangutang of a man who is pretending to run for President."
It's a stone cold fact: There is only one right answer when someone asks you if you're Batman.