Donald Trump jokes that David Lynch's career 'is over' after director praised him

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Donald Trump (Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The David Lynch praising Donald Trump business just got much, much weirder.

Taking to the podium at a rally in South Carolina yesterday, Trump declared that after the Twin Peaks director (kind of) praised his presidency, it spells the end for his career.

To recap, Lynch made the remarks during an interview with The Guardian in which he mused whether Trump ‘could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history’, thanks to his ‘disruptive’ style of governing.

“No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way,” he added, while the interviewer said that Lynch, who voted for Bernie Sanders in the democratic primaries and for libertarian Gary Johnson in the presidential election, was still ‘undecided’ about the president.

“Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”

David Lynch (Credit: Rex)

While Lynch’s comments couldn’t really be considered unmitigated praise, it’s enough for many fans to hold their heads in sorrow, and for Trump to pick up and run with.

He took out the article, and first mixed up his and Lynch’s names, saying: “David Lynch could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history.’”

He added: “Of course, there goes his career, right, in Hollywood.”

Then reading from an article on far-right website Brietbart, which quoted The Guardian piece, Trump went on: “Veteran film maker David Lynch believes President Donald Trump could be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in American history because of the way he has shaken up the political establishment.”

Trump went on: “However, he now appears to believe because he was a Democrat or is a Democrat or something, he actually voted for Obama, ha ha, and here it says he voted for Bernie Sanders, OK? But he now says, however, ‘he now appears to believe that Trump may have been the right choice,’ after all.

“There’s David Lynch. Enjoy it because his career in Hollywood is officially over.”

During the speech, Trump failed to broach the volcanic scandal of the now-rescinded order to separate immigrant families at the southern border, but discussed his issues with talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

Fallon was slated by fans for interviewing Trump in the run-up to the elections, when he appeared to cosy up to Trump – famously trying to mess up his hair – rather than ask him any serious questions.

This week Fallon said that he decision to mess with Trump’s hair was not intended to ‘normalise’ the divisive leader.

Trump told the crowd: “Jimmy Fallon apologised for humanising me, the poor guy, because now he’s going to lose all of us.”

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