Trump gets a Twitter library - thanks to 'The Daily Show'

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is getting a library, as former American presidents do to commemorate their tenure, but this one is a brief tongue-in-cheek endeavor that features just his tweets.

The Trump Presidential Twitter Library opened its doors for business in New York City on Friday, just a few blocks from the businessman-turned-politician's Trump Tower residence.

The venture comes from satirical U.S. TV show "The Daily Show" and displays some of Trump's best-known tweets on the social media platform.

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An item on display at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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An item on display at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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Trump-themed artwork adorns a wall at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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A tweet is displayed at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A monitor displays Twitter statistics at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A golden toilet sits in a mock Oval Office at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Tweets are displayed at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A tweet is displayed at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests can stop at a kiosk and receive a mean-spirited nickname from a nickname generator at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests can create their own tweets on a magnetic wall at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests can stop at a kiosk an receive a mean-spirited nickname from a nickname generator at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A visitor sits on a golden toilet in a mock Oval Office at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view an exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A visitor sits on a golden toilet in a mock Oval Office at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Guests view a video exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Visitors line up waiting to get into The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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Guests view a video exhibit at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A tax returns themed exhibit is displayed at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017 in New York City. The parody library showcases President Trump's tweets through the years.

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Trevor Noah, Hasan Minaj and Deeray McKesson attend the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City.

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A view of the food on offer during the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Roy Wood Jr. attends the The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City.

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Trevor Noah and Stacy London attends the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City.

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Trevor Noah poses with Daily Show staff attend the The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City.

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Joy Reid and Deeray McKesson attend the The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception presented by Comedy Central's The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City.

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One of the items on display as 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' holds a press preview June 15, 2017 as 'The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library', the first of its kind, showcasing our Commander in Chiefs preferred vessel for communicating with the public, his Twitter feed. The library on 57th Street in New York City will be open only through June 18, 2017.

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The Republican president is a prolific user of Twitter, using it to communicate his thoughts on a range of political and other issues and to attack his political and celebrity opponents.

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said the library, open to the public through Sunday with no admission charges, is aimed at assembling in one place "some of the greatest ideas that have ever been shared in 140 characters or less."

"What we've done here today is really put together the finest tweets, the best of the best, the moments that encapsulate what the president means on this beautiful platform," said Noah, who like other late night television hosts has roundly mocked Trump in his five months in office.

The Trump tweets are arranged in categories including "Constructive Criticism," "Deleted but not Forgotten" and "Always the Best."

Noah said there are tentative plans to take the Twitter library to other cities after its weekend debut in New York.

Real presidential libraries - there are 14 of them dotted around the country - preserve a historical record of former presidents and are run by the Office of Presidential Libraries.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Frances Kerry)

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