David Lynch believes he is “not really a political person” but he does have strong views about it. In his latest interview with The Guardian, the filmmaker talks about his view on politics and the Donald Trump government. David thinks (but isn’t sure) that he voted Libertarian in the general election, “really like[s] the freedom to do what you want to do," he said. Even though he has mixed views about the current President, Donald Trump, he does think he might have potential.
“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," he said. Even though David believes Trump “may not be doing a good job himself,” he might have been providing cues to other leaders on how to do it. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this,” he said.
The actor further revealed his thoughts on work/life balance and as hard as it may sound, the actor knows what is important. “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 said. David is currently married to Emily Stofle. The two wed in 2009 and have been inseparable ever since then.
The filmmaker was also married to Peggy Lentz from 1967–1974, Mary Fisk from 1977–1987, and Mary Sweeney in 2006 and has four kids.
“I did what I had to do. There could have been more work done. There are always so many interruptions,” he added. While he may not have all the answers he has been looking for to raise his kids or be a perfect husband, he sure knows what he wants from his work.
David revealed that he does not like to explain the meaning behind his work to people. "I don't ever explain it. Because it's not a word thing. It would reduce it, make it smaller," he said. "When you finish anything, people want you to then talk about it. And I think it's almost like a crime. A film or a painting – each thing is its own sort of language and it's not right to try to say the same thing in words."When you finish anything, people want you to then talk about it. And I think it's almost like a crime. A film or a painting – each thing is its own sort of language and it's not right to try to say the same thing in words"
He continued, "The words are not there. The language of film, cinema, is the language it was put into, and the English language – it's not going to translate. It's going to lose." David also compared his professional role to that of a magician as he said, "A film or TV show is like a magic act, and magicians don't tell how they did a thing."