David Lynch thinks Donald Trump's presidency has disrupted the America's political system in a good way
The Twin Peaks creator and director spoke to The Guardian about his political leanings, revealing that he voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary and thinks he voted Libertarian in the election. But although he didn’t support Trump, he now feels the real estate mogul’s administration could change the country for the better.
“He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much,” Lynch said. “No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.”
While Lynch says he supports an outsider changing things, he doesn’t think Trump is doing a good job himself. He just hopes his win opens the door to more options to serve as president.
“Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done,” Lynch said. “Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.
The director later clarified his statement in an open letter to Trump posted on his official Facebook. Lynch was responding to Trump retweeting an article from Breitbart with his quote in the headline.
“I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk,” Lynch wrote in response to the retweet. “This quote which has traveled around was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining.”
He continued, “Unfortunately, if you continue as you have been, you will not have a chance to go down in history as a great president. This would be very sad it seems for you – and for the country. You are causing suffering and division.”