Soon five months that the Americans rise up, grieve or rejoice at the incessant tweets of President Donald Trump. His short messages are the subject of an exhibition this weekend in New York, staged by the presenter and South African comedian Trevor Noah.
Until Sunday, the general public is invited to visit this ephemeral Presidential Library tweets , allusion to the libraries traditionally founded by American presidents to shelter their archives when leaving the White House.
Hobbyists can see scrolling on a screen all tweets posted on the personal account of President RealDonaldTrump since its debut on Twitter in 2009.
This account, which it continues to use since its inauguration on January 20 to the detriment of its official account POTUS, is now followed by more than 32 million Internet users.
The screen sounds as soon as a new tweet is put on line, and the most famous messages appear framed in gilding, much like in a museum.
There is also a map to locate messages from different countries, and an analysis of data showing that his predecessor Barack Obama has so far been his most frequent target.
Witness the countless jibes that have raised the tweets of the New York billionaire, the exhibition also includes a fake Oval Office with false toilets, where visitors are invited to tweet “at Trump” in response to events.
This brief exhibition by Trevor Noah, the featured presenter of The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable channel, comes as a US lawmaker introduced a bill known as “covfefe” – referring to a non-existent word recently used by Mr. Trump In a tweet become famous – to archive all the writings of the American president on social networks.
“If the president uses social networks to make sudden statements of public policy, we need to make sure that these statements are identified and kept as a future reference. The tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for all of them, “said Democrat Mike Quigley, who sits in the House of Representatives in Washington.