Last night, The Daily Show flung open the doors to The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, an interactive library paying tribute to the 45th President's unique relationship with his favorite social media medium.

Correspondent Jordan Klepper explained why they staged it a stone's throw from Trump Tower: "I think much like the briefings that he gets, which they have to put his name into the first paragraphs of so he pays attention, there's a chance he'll be drawn to the fact that his name is on the outside of a building, so fingers crossed!"

It was at then that we heard from a press person that Eric Trump had indeed been spotted in front of the building. They said he looked up and down, then kept walking. "This is really a testament to his father. I'd love him to swing by," Klepper said. "I think he went off hunting. He had a sabertooth tiger to kill."

It's really too bad Eric didn't come in—it would be interesting to witness his reaction to the first thing you see upon entering: a model of Trump's famously small hands grasping toward his smartphone. The library, which is open all weekend to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3 West 57th Street, is a truly impressive cataloguing of Trump's Twitter life. Fellow correspondent Hasan Minhaj explained that the Daily Show writers were talking about presidential libraries when they started wondering what Trump's artistic or literary contribution to society might be, when the only thing we have are his tweets. "Which, sadly enough is like, well all right, let's find the most regal way to present the incoherent and insane ramblings of President number 45," he said.

While the exhibit is meticulously put together, it is also overwhelming to be surrounded by so much hatred. There are a number of interactive games (including a giant Trump magnetic wall, à la fridge poetry), a nickname generator (I got both "Dummy Ben Yakas" and "Jowly Ben Yakas"), a fake Oval Office (complete with golden toilet), and a live feed of his Twitter account (which makes the sound "bing bing bong bong" every time there's a new tweet from the President).

It's a strange experience indeed to digest Trump's tweets as one single body of work. The tweets are divided up by category (such as "Constructive Criticism," "Deleted But Not Forgotten" and "Verified Survivors"), with several particularly infamous ones (like covfefe, or the Cinco de Mayo picture, or the one claiming Obama had "tapp my phone," or his original birther tweet) given special prominence with gold frames.

So while the exhibit is ostensibly a comedy bit, the dark edge is purposeful, and something they realized is very unavoidable. Minhaj was blown away by the amount of birther tweets Trump made: "I thought that was something he mentioned on The View once," he said. "And it's like, oh no, he really was dedicated to embedding this xenophobic, racist ideology into the public. And so you can physically see all 27 tweets. And you're like, oh wow it's something he didn't let go of."

Minhaj understood why I felt so overwhelmed. If anything, he also seemed more than a bit exhausted by the constant stream of Trump: "My life as a Daily Show correspondent is now in constant limbo where I feel like I'm in the strangest improv game of all time. Whatever suggestion he throws my way we kind of have to roll with."

He also hoped that being able to process it all with likeminded, sympathetic people would take some of the edge off: "At least you are here with other human beings," he said. "And a lot of times we have to read these tweets in the silence of our own home and we're just like, why is this happening? And now you can turn to somebody else and be like, 'Why is this happening?' And I think there is something cathartic in that."

Trevor Noah addressed the room, explaining the project thus: "We wanted to take a moment to honor the President of the United States, and really, the King of Twitter, with this library," he said. "Donald Trump is best experienced in his purest form." He also took a few questions from the reporters assembled, like whether it is dangerous that the President is blocking citizens on Twitter: "If you are a hater or a loser, you deserve to be blocked." You can see a large portion of his address in the video below.

Klepper was at least somewhat optimistic about what sort of precedent Trump's behavior may set for future politicians: "My fingers are crossed we use this as a cautionary tale and the other people who will have that kind of power respect that, but I don't think it's good for us when we are so loose with our words."