David Lynch let loose all of his opinions about President Donald Trump during an interview. The filmmaker, who supported Bernie Sanders in 2016, said in an interview with the Guardian that he is not a "not really a political person," but his views say otherwise.
Lynch is still not too sure what to think of Trump, but he has some ideas. He told the Guardian, "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," he 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."
In the next election, Lynch said that he would likely vote for a Libertarian because he "really like[s] the freedom to do what you want to do."
In the Guardian interview, Lynch also spoke about the work-life balance. He hints that he regrets being an absent father to his children (he has four, the youngest of which was born in 2012), but he has no regrets. He said, "You gotta be selfish. And it’s a terrible thing. I never really wanted to get married, never really wanted to have children. One thing leads to another and there it is."
He continued, "I did what I had to do. There could have been more work done. There are always so many interruptions."
Lynch is best known as the co-creator for his cult phenomenon television series Twin Peaks, and the writer-director of the critically acclaimed films Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr.