“Every president has a library. What would President Trump’s look like?” asked The Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic. “Well, of course, it would have to be completely comprised of all of his tweets.”
That was the inspiration behind The Daily Show Presidential Twitter Library, the book turned traveling museum that came to Miami this past weekend.
The museum, held at the Emanuel Luxury Venue in Miami Beach, had two levels. Downstairs was a film filled with The Daily Show correspondents’ commentary about our dear president, but upstairs held the bulk of the art.
When guests first walked in, the first thing they saw is the “Trump Nickname Generator,” because, as Lydic put it, “President Trump loves to give people nicknames.”
My nickname? Twerpy Jordan.
From there, there was a variety of smaller, themed exhibits to see.
“Birther of a Nation” compiled some of Trump’s many, many pre-presidency tweets calling President Obama’s birthplace into question. “How many times can one person tweet about the same subject?” you may ask. Apparently, a lot.
According to The Daily Show’s calculations, Obama is Trump’s most mentioned person of all time, totaling to 2,395 mentions.
Next to that was “Holiday Cheer”, a look at our president spreading the holiday spirit by wishing a happy holiday season to all, including the haters and losers.
“Trumpstradamus” allowed guests the opportunity to gaze into Trump’s crystal ball, compiling tweets in which he predicted the future. It included tweets that, once slid, revealed whether or not the predictions came true. Hint: they did.
Next was “The Golden Toilet.” The largest section of the room, “The Golden Toilet” was just that—a literal golden toilet on which guests could sit and tweet like the president.
On the other side of the room were my favorite exhibits: “Deleted but not Forgotten” and “The Real Russia investigation.”
“Deleted but not Forgotten” was a memorial for all of the president’s quickly deleted tweets, but no quick enough to avoid being screenshotted. The most impactful one, to me, was a simple “We,” tweeted on May 12, 2017, at 8:48 p.m. and deleted only thirty seconds later.
“The Real Russia Investigation” used a detective board to expose the obvious collusion on behalf of the Democrats not to conspire with Russia, but to make it look like Trump did. With all the red yarn, bolded words and pictures, I’m convinced. Aren’t you?
The Daily Show Presidential Twitter Library had many other points of interest, including “The World According to Trump,” a “Verified Survivors” wall that included the strong men and women who’ve gone head-to-head with Trump in “Twitter beef,” and an alarm that sounded every time he sent out a new tweet.
The simplest exhibit, I’d say, was the tribute to the tweet seen around the world, leaving a lasting impact on Trump’s legacy.
“It is a roller coaster of emotions, depending on how you feel about President Trump and the administration. It could be sad,” Lydic commented of the library. “Or, it could be funny.”
Knowing that all of these Tweets are 100 percent real, and that they are from the man who’s been running our country for at least two more years, I’d say The Daily Show Presidential Twitter Library was a mixture of both.