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Trump’s Joint Address, By the Word(s)

A quick count of how often President Trump used certain words in his first joint address to Congress, held on Tuesday night.

President Trump in Congress

On Tuesday, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress, laying out his agenda and urging Congress to implement some of his top priorities.

A text of the prepared remarks allowed NTK to take an early look at how often President Trump used certain words, compared to others, in the first major address since his inauguration.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 77(!) mentions of “America” or some variant
  • 19 mentions of “great” or some variant
  • 12 mentions of “tax” or some variant
  • 11 mentions of “immigration” or some variant
  • 10 mentions of “laws” or some variant
  • nine mentions of “government” or some variant
  • nine of “health”
  • four mentions of “terrorism” or some variant
  • only two mentions of “economy” or some variant
  • one mention of “spending”
  • one of “welfare”
  • one of the “wall”
  • one of “Radical Islamic Terrorism”
  • zero mentions of “energy”
  • zero of “Social Security”
  • zero of the Cabinet

Earlier on Tuesday, NTK wrote on the previous presidential addresses to joint sessions of Congress, including which words Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton used most often.