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Word cloud analysis of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech

July 22, 2016 by NCC Staff


On Thursday night, Republican Party president candidate Donald J. Trump accepted his party’s nomination. So what were the themes that Trump frequently mentioned during his address?

Trump spoke for more than one hour in Cleveland. His remarks were leaked to the press before the speech, and the official version of the speech released by his campaign was heavily footnoted.

Link: Read the full annotated speech

As expected, Trump stressed law-and-order concepts during the speech as prepared, criticized opponent Hillary Clinton, and explained how he would make America great again. The GOP candidate also repeated his desire to nominate a conservative to the Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia. The words mentioned most often in Trump’s speech were America, Country and Americans, followed by Going, Work, Law and Nation.

In some spots, Trump did add words to his prepared remarks. The Washington Post has published a version that shows these additions.

In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney also emphasized patriotism: The most-used words in Romney’s acceptance speech were America, President, Americans and Jobs. In 2008, John McCain’s speech stressed the following words: Country, Americans, Work and Fight.

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