Earlier this year, Kanye West made headlines when he announced he was writing a book on Twitter in real time. Now, an even more famous Twitter user — President Donald J. Trump — has (sort of) authored a book via tweet. The Daily Show‘s book, The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library book hits store shelves today.
“Investigating Trump’s tweets for obstruction of justice is a good idea, but you don’t have to go on Twitter to do it, because we at The Daily Show have already combed through all of Donald Trump’s tweets,” Noah said during last night’s episode of his Comedy Central show. “We’ve come up with our own definitive analysis.”
The book — on sale now for under $13 at Amazon — follows the pop-up exhibit of the same name Noah’s team staged last summer to highlight the bizarre and prolific tweets Trump has penned over the years. The pop-up “library,” which won an Outdoor Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, was situated around the corner from Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“The Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump’s tweets in their rightful context—organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show,” the book’s description reads.
In less than an hour, the book soared to the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s Political Commentary & Opinion Best Sellers list. It’s currently in the Top 5 on the site’s all-genre sellers list.
Noah’s book isn’t simply a catalog of tweets. It contains more than 400 messages arranged into categories and presented art-museum style. The book also includes a foreword written by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham and a spot for readers to add their own favorite Trump tweets well into the future. The book’s categories include:
• The Masterpieces: In-depth critical appreciations of history’s most important Trump tweets, from “Very Stable Genius” to “Covfefe” to “Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!”
• The Greatest Battles: @realDonaldTrump’s brutal Twitter campaigns against fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically
• Sad! A Retrospective: a compendium of the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion
• Trumpstradamus: DJT’s amazing 140-character predictions—none of which came true!
• The Hall of Nicknames: the greatest of Trump’s monikers, from “Lyin’ Ted” to “Low I.Q. Crazy Mika,” accompanied by original caricature artwork
• Trump vs. Trump: You’re going to want to sit for this one. Donald Trump has sometimes been known to contradict himself.
• Always the Best: the greatest boasts of the greatest boaster of all time, ever
Noah isn’t the first comedian to troll the administration. Earlier this year, Comedy Central alum and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, released a parody book about Marlon Bundo, the bunny owned by Vice President Mike Pence’s family. Oliver’s book (which imagined Bundo as a gay rabbit falling in love with “another boy bunny,”) sold more than 180,000 copies in two days, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to LGBTQ charities — and, perhaps more to Oliver’s intentions — throttled the first-week sales number of a book about Bundo released by Pence’s wife and daughter the same week.