Editorial: David Lynch’s comments on politics reflect why we adore his work — fierce independence.

“The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you’re dead.” — David Lynch

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Photo via Vulture.

He [David Lynch] is undecided about Donald Trump. “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.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”

Then came the initial press hyperbole and omission of the proper context of this quote, and caterwauling from some on the left because Lynch isn’t in complete lock-step with their politics or the loud, misguided praises coming from some on the right because they think he is in complete lock-step with theirs — Vice, which you can read here, Christoph Hooton of The Independent who you can read here and Eric Kohn of IndieWire who you can read here, were about the only three the author saw who offered a reasonable analysis on this. Lynch authored the following as a clarifying follow-up letter — addressing it directly to President Trump — on his official Facebook page.

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Former Contributing editor thefourohfive.com/film … Staff writer CitizenTruth.org . half of Real Monsters podcast. #crime , #truecrime : haubr.wess@gmail.com

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