David Lynch has penned an open letter to President Donald Trump.

The situation has arisen after an interview with Lynch published in the Guardian earlier this month quited the director as saying that Donald Trump “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.”

What ensued was Trump tweeting the quotes and thus creating a minor political debate. Now, Lynch has said his quotes have been taken out of context, he said: “I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk,” in an open letter to the President. He continues by clarifying that his quote “was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining.”

“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 added. 

“It’s not too late to turn the ship around. 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.”

Here it is in full:

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