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Christian Bale opens up about the first time he met Donald Trump: “He thought I was Bruce Wayne”


Christian Bale has made the quite incredible admission that upon meeting Donald Trump for the first time they encountered a bizarre case of mistaken identity. 

Bale, who was filming inside the Trump Tower for Batman film The Dark Knight Rises back in 2011, explained that Trump invited him upstairs to his office.

At the time of their discussion, Bale was still in costume as his character Bruce Wayne and, inadvertently, this caused Trump quite a lot of confusion: “I met him, one time,” Bale explained to Variety. “We were filming on ‘Batman’ in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office.”

“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne,” Bale continued. “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.”