The Daily Show, a US political discussion programme, has made headlines of its own after declaring its intent to establish a Donald Trump memorial library in New York where it will compile a physical library of the president’s rambling Twitter musings.
Described as a ‘meticulously curated’ store details remain thin on precisely what form the collection might take but show producers promise ‘a fully interactive and hands-on experience for hands of all sizes’ – suggesting that Trump supporters are not the target market.
Irrespective of whether the tweets are stored on paper or microfilm the library promises to be large with president Trump pushing out a near constant stream of consciousness tirade via his go-to social media account.
Trump’s embrace of Twitter is seen by many as an attempt to circumvent the traditional media but it is still unclear why the Daily Show should be branching out into archiving rather than leave it as a straightforward comedy sketch.
The Daily Show had been helmed by Jon Stewart for 16 years until he stepped down last year to be succeeded by Trevor Noah.