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Breaking Down the 2016 Debate: Trump and Clinton's Most Frequently Used Words

by Sam Petulla /  / Updated 
Image: Republican U.S. presidential nominee Trump speaks as Clinton listens during presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rick WilkingRICK WILKING / Reuters

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“People,” “think,” “know,” and “Donald.” These were some of Hillary Clinton’s most frequently used words in the first presidential debate Monday.

Similarly, some of Donald Trump’s oft-uttered words included “think” and “people,” but one of his most-used words was “country,” according to a transcript of the debate held at Hofstra University.

Below are word clouds illustrating what the candidates said.

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