In the U.S., Presidential Libraries collect the documents and artifacts of a presidency and make them available to the public for study. But Donald Trump’s disdain for reading* raises the question of just what will be in his library. This?


* Trump says he does not read books or reports that are more than a few pages long. He claims that he does not need to read, because he makes the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.” He says he doesn’t have time to read: “I never have. I’m always busy doing a lot.” According to the Washington Post, “Trump’s desk is piled high with magazines, nearly all of them with himself on their covers, and each morning, he reviews a pile of printouts of news articles about himself that his secretary delivers to his desk. But there are no shelves of books in his office, no computer on his desk.” [Washington Post, July 17, 2016]