Second post!

This is where things get interesting.  This is where we see if the whole blog thing really works.  Anybody can make a first post.  But this is my second.  And it’s going to be wonderful.  I’m going to add files.  realdonaldtrump-tweets-2016-03-05-2017-01-13  There’s one now.  I’m going to add images.


Oh, they’re lovely, aren’t they?  realdonaldtrump-tweets-2016-03-05-2017-01-13 There goes another file.

So, what’s going on here?  I downloaded all of The Donald’s tweets from March 5, 2016 to today (January 13, 2017–Friday the 13th).  I went back to March because something about twitter limits downloads to 3200 entries.  I think it’s enough, though.  Then I ran the text of those emails through a few word cloud generators and produced the images above.

The first thing that stood out to me was the word “Thank.”  It shows up a lot.  I wasn’t expecting that.  I did some word counts in Microsoft word, based upon the word clouds, and found the following.  First of all, the most common word is actually “Trump.”  It shows up 1123 times.  But, it often shows up in twitter names, like @realDonaldTrump (270 times)  If we subtract this latter reference, that brings our total down to 853, but a lot of these may be twitter names of his children and such.  Anyway, I’m going to use the number 853.  Therefore, the top ten words in these Trump tweets are these:

  1. trump@853
  2. great@640
  3. america@585
  4. hillary@558
  5. thank@543
  6. make@380
  7. clinton@360
  8. new@341
  9. crooked@276
  10. people@212

Also, the hashtag “#MakeAmericaGreatAgain” shows up 183 times and the phrase “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” lists 87 times.  If we subtract both types of instances of this slogan (270), and if we subtract the 208 instances of the phrase “Crooked Hillary” (just to see what would happen), our list would look like this:

  1. trump@853
  2. thank@543
  3. great@370
  4. clinton@360
  5. new@341
  6. america@315
  7. hillary@288
  8. people@212
  9. make@110
  10. crooked@68

But, of course, the last two might not make the list.  What interested me is, apart from the sloganeering (“Make America Great Again” and “Crooked Hillary”), was, what was the man interested in tweeting about?  “New” seems to often refer to New York, New Jersey, or news.  Therefore, I think the things most on Trump’s tweet-mind this last year have been:

  1. himself
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. thankfulness
  4. greatness
  5. America
  6. people

Although people are on the bottom, I am glad that they made the list.

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