Hollywood veteran David Lynch, the famous creator of “Twin Peaks” and director of “The Elephant Man,” made a shocking declaration about President Trump over the weekend — the kind of declaration that gets people blacklisted.
Speaking to The Guardian over the weekend, the director said that President Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.”
While David Lynch supported Bernie Sanders during the primary and voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 election, he admits that Trump may have been the right choice.
“I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,” Lynch said. “[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.”
David Lynch praised Trump’s ability to get things done.
“Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done,” he added. “Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”
David Lynch has voiced a variety of political opinions throughout his career. Though he endorsed Barack Obama in 2012, he has praised Ronald Reagan’s libertarian philosophy. He now identifies as a Democrat.