Christian Bale on meeting Donald Trump: “He thought I was Bruce Wayne”

"I just went along with it, really," the actor said

Christian Bale recalled the time he met Donald Trump back in 2011, saying the President seemed to think the actor was actually his Batman character Bruce Wayne.

Bale was filming in the Trump Tower for The Dark Knight Rises, when Trump reportedly invited him upstairs to his office.

“I met him, one time,” Bale told 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,” the actor added. “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.”

Meanwhile, The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning labelled the President a “dipshit” during his second UK solo show this week.

Keuning was performing at London club Dingwalls on Monday (December 10). After playing the ballad ‘The Queen’s Finest’, Keuning told the crowd the song was “nothing to do with the Queen”.

“I’ve not said this in a live setting before, probably because this is only my sixth show, but really that song is about immigration. It doesn’t make sense that so much of your life is dictated by which side of a line you’re born on; that you can’t come in because you were born the wrong side of a line. We’re all just dreaming of a better life, what’s so wrong with that? Someone should explain that to our dipshit of a President – why can’t all the immigrants come in and we kick that fucker out?”

Keuning was launching his solo career with two UK shows, also playing at Manchester club Night And Day the day before the 500-capacity Dingwalls gig.