“The Daily Show” is erecting a Jan. 6 monument to former President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProgressive millionaire group backs Cisneros, McBath in first public endorsements Manchin and Sinema must help Biden make the Supreme Court look more like America Flake meets with Erdoğan in first official duties as US ambassador MORE (R-Texas) and other “Heroes of the Freedomsurrection.”
The Trevor NoahTrevor NoahGrammy Awards rescheduled to April 3 in Las Vegas Gallego on Jan. 6 rioters: 'F--- them' 'Daily Show' installs 'Heroes of the Freedomsurrection' Jan. 6 monument MORE-hosted Comedy Central show unveiled the dubious honor in New York on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the deadly riot at the Capitol.
We put up monuments to the patriots who fought against America on January 6th. Please don't tear them down, because history.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 6, 2022
23rd St. and Broadway. Today only until 11pm. #DailyShowMonuments pic.twitter.com/AYhjCwv0mI
Eight stone markers on the temporary installation feature plaques with the faces of Trump and other prominent GOP figures, including Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (Ga.) and Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House Boebert asked Jewish visitors to Capitol if they were doing 'reconnaissance': report GOP Reps. Greene, Clyde accrue nearly 0K in combined mask fines MORE (Colo.), Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyBriefing in brief: WH counters GOP attacks on planned SCOTUS pick Manchin and Sinema must help Biden make the Supreme Court look more like America Senate Republicans press federal authorities for information on Texas synagogue hostage-taker MORE (R-Mo.), Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Breaking: Justice Breyer to retire Best path to Jan. 6 accountability: A civil suit against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Russia attack 'would change the world' MORE, Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonIs it journalism if the 'news' is crafted to fit audiences' biases? Democrat says Tucker Carlson viewers telling his office US should side with Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report: More of Biden's agenda teeters on collapse MORE and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon.
A tongue-in-cheek description beneath Trump’s image says that “no hero played a bigger part in the Freedomsurrection” than the 45th president. “While his efforts were not enough to keep him in the White House, his bravery on January 6 will never be forgotten, unless Republicans retake Congress and disband the committees investigating it.”
Another plaque displaying Cruz’s face says that he “rallied the troops [of Jan. 6] with all his natural charisma and oozing likeability.”
The monument, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, is poised to be on display for a single day.
It’s not the first time that “The Daily Show” has targeted Trump with a brick-and-mortar exhibit. In 2019, the faux news show toured the “Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” — mocking the then-president’s Twitter account — around the country.