'Daily Show' Takes Trump Twitter Library to D.C.
The Daily Show is bringing its traveling Twitter take on a presidential library to D.C. June 14-16 from noon to 8 p.m. to mark the 73rd birthday of President Trump. Admission is free.
It will be the seventh installation of the museum, which features, "a fully interactive, hands-on experience for hands of all sizes, giving patrons the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to memorialize and celebrate the many “unpresidented” moments of President Trump’s Twitter history," but the first one in the Nation's Capital.
The "pop up" exhibit will be located only a few blocks from the White House. It's latest edition is an exhibit highlighting, with undisguised irony, the First Lady's campaign against cyberbullying. "We highlight her battle against those who use personal attacks, threats of violence, and really dumb nicknames in a vain attempt to soothe their own insatiable insecurities," said The Daily Show.
Other exhibits include:
"THE COMMANDER-IN-TWEET: In the Library’s marquee attraction, attendees will step into a replica of the Oval Office, be presented with a crisis situation, and have 30 seconds to compose a tweet white sitting on a golden toilet, just like the president!
"SAD! A RETROSPECTIVE:A video retrospective will solemnly display a collection of people, places and things that the President has deemed “SAD!”
"DONALD J. TRUMP: A MAN OF CHARACTERS: In a short docufilm narrated by Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic, the library takes a look at Trump’s Twitter history and the social media platform he made great again.
"11 MINUTES: This video exhibit features first-hand accounts of what the world looked like for the 11 minutes that Donald J. Trump mysteriously vanished from Twitter, shaking a nation to its core."
Trump has made himself a Tweeter-in-Chief by regularly using his account to, among other things, attack his political opponents, attack the media, and retweet attacks by others on his political opponents and the media.
The President was again attacking the media on Wednesday morning:
Early on the White House confirmed that Trump tweets were official utterances from the President.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.