Christian Bale’s newest film, Vice, recently had its red carpet premiere. The film will open in theaters on Christmas Eve. Vice chronicles the inside story of Dick Cheney (played by Bale) as the Vice President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). The star-studded cast also features Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld.
Naturally, a show about politics and American politicians would bring about discussions of today’s political leaders. While on the red carpet, Bale brought up an interaction he had once with President Donald Trump.
Variety asked Bale,
“OK, movie about Donald Trump. Who should play Donald Trump?”
— Variety (@Variety) December 12, 2018
Bale took the opportunity to reflect on when he once met the now-President.
“I met him, one time. We were filming on Batman in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office.”
Bale continued to tell Variety that he did, indeed, go up to his office, and what happened next is nuts.
“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne, because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne. So 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.”
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Christian Bale Says Donald Trump Genuinely Thought He Was Bruce Wayne During Meeting: ‘I Just Went Along With It, Really’ – Newsweek https://t.co/tEsI2dzNj1
— Sir Cass Tickelott (@AnIronicHandle) December 12, 2018
He’s even dumber than we thought. Oh ffs….
Christian Bale Says Donald Trump Thought He Was Actually Bruce Wayne – HuffPost https://t.co/Ol8Nsz6by6
— Stacey 🌊🏴🏴 #Resist (@Circe321) December 12, 2018
The president of America ladies and gentleman 😂😂😁🤦♂️
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Bahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!! Omg!!! You just can’t make this shit up!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 #fucktrump #ImBatman #TrumpIsAMoron #WhatPlanetIsHeOn #embarrassing Christian Bale Says Donald Trump Thought He Was Actually Bruce Wayne – HuffPost https://t.co/T9OwdhUmQp
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In other news that is sadly not out of the realm of possibility.
Christian Bale Says Trump Thought He Was Really Bruce Wayne When They Met – Esquire https://t.co/m1ERihIdBC
— S👿🇺🇸🗽 (@demoncrat_01) December 12, 2018
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— Lady Bird (@Kth_Sc7) December 12, 2018
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The actor also tied his anecdote back to the film, which can be purchased in trilogy here.
“And this story [Vice], you know, is part of how we got to be here with that… ‘individual number one’ being president.”