Famed director David Lynch grabbed attention over the weekend after declaring that President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history”.
“He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much,” Lynch told The Guardian. “No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.”
The comments got the attention of President Trump who tweeted out an article from Breitbart, which summarized the interview.
Now, Lynch is backtracking and offering more insights on what he meant with his words in a Facebook posting.
“I saw that you re-tweeted the Breitbart article with the heading — Director David Lynch: Trump ‘Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History.’ I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk. This quote which has traveled around was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, if you continue as you have been, you will not have a chance to go down in history as a great president. This would be very sad it seems for you — and for the country. You are causing suffering and division.”
He went on to plead with Trump to “turn the ship around.”
“It’s not too late to turn the ship around,” Lynch wrote. “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.”