Filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) told The Guardian that although he isn’t very political (must be nice) he thinks there is a chance that President Donald Trump could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history. Lynch didn’t say it was because Trump is a great leader or because he introduced great policy. It was more about his ability to stir the pot and cause disruption.
I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do. [Trump] could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.
Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.
Although Lynch did not vote for Trump, he does think his presidency opens the door for more outsiders to take a place in government. That’s not such a bad thing.
Although what Lynch said wasn’t exactly glowing praise for Trump, the president, still ran with it.
“Director David Lynch: Trump Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents” https://t.co/AcgnIZNh6e
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Actress Patricia Arquette, who worked with Lynch on Lost Highway, weighed in.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 25, 2018
Lynch’s comments left many scratching their heads and wondering if they were in a Lynch film.
You don't have to have good or coherent politics to make great art. It really helps, but it is not a prereq. David Lynch liked Reagan, James Brown liked Nixon.
Laterally: making great art can make you very wealthy, and wealth, a disease, can ruin your politics.
— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) June 25, 2018
We may never understand the appeal to David Lynch of a presidency that, using kitsch and dream logic, has transformed ordinary American life into a phantasmagorical hellscape
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) June 26, 2018
wait did david lynch say something obtuse, out of touch, and difficult?
— darcie wilder (@333333333433333) June 25, 2018
Donald Trump tweeting about David Lynch is really the worst thing to ever happen on this stupid fucking website.
— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski) June 25, 2018
After hearing that Trump had tweeted about him, Lynch took to Facebook to clarify his comments and reach out to the president in his rather Lynchian way.
Lynch fans were breathing a sigh of relief that Lynch was still Lynch.
Imagine David Lynch trying to communicate an abstract concept to Trump. pic.twitter.com/oaj0XctrMT
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) June 26, 2018
*Lynch sliding an ear across the table*
Now, where to begin?
— Spencer Perry (@TheSpencerPerry) June 26, 2018
Imagine Trump understanding anything produced by David Lynch. pic.twitter.com/cW2NqPeJNo
— MUJU ⚕️ (@Dr_MUJU) June 26, 2018
Maybe I'm wrong but what I got from David Lynch's comments is that he was saying Trump has exposed how much of a sham politicians are and that he may go down in history as being an important president cause things may actually change for the better after him & cause of him… ? pic.twitter.com/tePPpZro7T
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) June 26, 2018
Expectations for Trump “getting” what Lynch was saying were slim to none.
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) June 26, 2018
HE DOESN’T CARE
— Guillermo Lozano (@LOZOg) June 26, 2018
Trump tweets back….”I don’t care”.
— KellyLangleyWestphal (@Allenswifee) June 26, 2018
— Rob (@Genovafibonacci) June 26, 2018
H/T: Huffington Post