Feb 6, 2019

What Trump talked about in the 2019 State of the Union

Here's an interactive look at the topics President Trump covered in his State of the Union address Tuesday, compared to last year's address and his first-year speech before Congress.

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Data: Analysis of the State of the Union and Joint Session speeches. Get the data; Analysis by Chris Canipe, Lazaro Gamio, Harry Stevens and Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The big picture: Trump's speech this year was heavy on foreign policy, warnings about illegal immigration, and the need for his border wall. But he also talked about ways to find common ground on domestic policy, like passing an infrastructure bill, lowering prescription drug prices, and eliminating the HIV epidemic in 10 years.

About the data: We looked at the prepared text of this year' State of the Union and compared it to the transcripts from last year's speech and the 2017 joint session address. We categorized the subject of each sentence and color-coded them accordingly. You can see the underlying data for this visualization here.

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