David Lynch doesn’t think like the rest of us. If you’ve watched “Twin Peaks” or have seen any of Lynch’s movies, you understand this implicitly. But when you’re caught up in our current cycle of news and opinions, where political correctness and the delineation between the right and wrong stances on issues is drawn with bold, bright lettering, Lynch’s perspective still might surprise you.
Like, for example, his opinions on the man we currently call the President of the United States, Donald Trump. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Lynch suggested that Trump might “go down as one of the greatest presidents in history.”
Not what you might expect from Lynch. But you first have to understand Lynch tends to be loose in his political spectrum. Lynch didn’t vote for Trump to become President—he believes he voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, though he isn’t sure. Which really says a lot, doesn’t it? Being flippant about who you voted for showcases someone who doesn’t have serious skin in the political game.
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“I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,” Lynch told The Guardian.
Lynch did clarify that his opinion on Trump doesn’t really have anything to do with his accomplishments or policies, but instead what Trump represents—the possibility of “other outsiders” entering the game, disrupting the status quo, and governing in a more effective way.
“He 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,” Lynch said. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this,” he added.