In weekend visits to Western Pennsylvania, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stressed what they were going to do.
Going being the key word.
It was the word used most by both presidential candidates. (If you really want to keep score, Trump said going 80 times to Clinton’s 53.)
(Don’t worry: Just 15 days until Election Day.)
In nearly hour-long speeches, both candidates urged their supporters to vote and to encourage others to vote. They also criticized each other, most often using their rival’s first name.
So what else did the candidates say most while visiting Western Pa.?
The Incline transcribed Trump’s Johnstown speech and Clinton’s Pittsburgh speech and entered each into Wordle, which creates a visual way to see what words were used most. The bigger the text, the more often it was said. And the text size also shows the relationship between various words. (So if one word is twice the text size of another, it means the first word was said twice as much.) Here are the results:
Most used words: Country, people, going
And here’s what he said about other words that made his most-repeated list:
Illegal: Trump has repeatedly promised to “build a wall” that Mexico will pay for and Friday was no different. He also stressed harsh punishments for those who are deported but come back to the U.S. illegally.
“We will impose tough new mandatory federal prison sentences for anyone who illegally enters the country after previously being deported that way they’re not coming back,” Trump said.
Infrastructure: In his criticism of the national debt, Trump said America’s infrastructure was crumbling, calling it “like a third world country.”
Rigged: Trump also told the crowd, “The system is rigged.”
“I’ve been saying it for a long time,” he said. “… but with your help we’re going to beat the system, and we’re going to unrig the system.”
Steel: Of course, Trump worked steel into his Western Pa. speech. Since he was in Johnstown, Trump spoke about the city’s history with steel, promising to bring the industry back.
“We will rebuild our navy, and we will do it with American steel made right here in Pennsylvania,” he said.
Most used words: Going, people, know
And here’s what she said about other words that made her most-repeated list:
Education: Clinton talked universal pre-k, technical education in high schools and free tuition at public colleges for families that make less than $125,000 a year all as goals.
Economy: “We’re going to invest in the middle class,” Clinton said. “We’re going to grow this economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down.”
Katie: Clinton also made a pitch for Katie McGinty, the democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in a tight race with incumbent Republican Pat Toomey.
“Katie is exactly the kind of partner we need in the senate, but more importantly she’s exactly the kind of senator that Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania need in the senate,” Clinton said.
Steel: Clinton used the word “steel” largely in her attacks on Trump, saying she’d “like to hear Donald explain to American steel workers filing for unemployment why he put Chinese steel workers to work instead of steel workers here in Pennsylvania.”