Filmmaker David Lynch: Trump Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History
Award-winning filmmaker David Lynch said June 23 that President Donald Trump could be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history, based on his current track record.
“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.”
Lynch, who is best known for his films including “Twin Peaks” and “The Elephant Man,” said Trump’s rise may be due to the failures of the country’s political leaders.
“Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this,” Lynch said.
The American filmmaker claimed that he couldn’t remember who he voted for in the presidential election, only that he believed he voted libertarian.
“I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,” he added.
Hollywood actor Peter Fonda also made headlines on June 20 after he publicly called for the kidnapping of the president and first lady’s 12-year-old son, Barron Trump.
Fonda called for Barron to be “ripped” from Melania Trump’s arms and put in a cage “with pedophiles.” Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the first lady, told The Daily Caller that the Secret Service has been notified of the threat.
The 78-year-old actor also unleashed a series of disturbing tweets targeting both Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. The tweets have since been deleted.
Fonda called for the public caging and brutalizing of Nielsen in a June 19 tweet, saying that she “is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby.” He continued, “The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”
US Border Patrol: ‘There is no policy to separate families’
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