The director has penned a letter to the President after his recent speech
David Lynch has taken to Facebook to clear up the confusion circulating after his recent Donald Trump comments. What the president saw as praise, the director has said was “taken a bit out of context”.
In a recent speech, Trump boasted that Lynch’s career was “over” since the maverick filmmaker had apparently told an interviewer that he “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history”.
However, the actual quote was far less complementary and hinted that he felt his politics had been disruptive and that he had actually voted for Bernie Sanders beforehand. “I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,” he clarified.
The 72-year-old director has now released a letter addressed to Trump outlining his beliefs. “I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk. This quote which travelled around was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining,” he said. “Unfortunately, if you continue as you have been, you will not have a chance to go down in history as a great president.”
He continued: “You are causing suffering and division. It’s not too late to turn the ship around. Point our ship toward a bright future for all. You can unite the country. Your soul will sing. Under great loving leadership, no one loses – everybody wins. It’s something I hope you think about and take to heart. All you need to do is treat all the people as you would like to be treated.”
Many reports seemed to incorporate largely embellished quotes, that were not written in the original profile interview but were a part of Trump’s speech as if they were a direct quote. For example, he claimed the director asserted that “Trump may have been the right choice after all”, however, there is no evidence that Lynch has actually ever said that.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to be at the helm of several hellish policies including putting migrant children in specially made detainment centres, and yesterday he hailed a Supreme Court ruling that upheld his Muslim travel ban.