• President Trump is giving daily press briefings on the state of COVID-19 in America
  • When discussing the Coronavirus Task Force, he repeats certain words and phrases ad nauseum
  • The page below tracks how frequently Trump uses his favorite terms

President Donald Trump has been giving daily press briefings from the White House on COVID-19 and the steps the Coronavirus Task Force is taking to combat the pandemic.

As early as March 26, our political analysts noticed that certain words and phrases were coming up a lot in each briefing. With a little extra time on our hands, we decided to figure out just how frequently Trump was repeating his go-tos.

The table below has a running tally of Trump’s most-repeated words and phrases from the coronavirus briefings.

Trump Briefings: Total Mentions of Words/Phrases

WORD/PHRASE Total Apr. 23 Apr. 22 Apr. 21 Apr. 20 Apr. 19 Apr. 18 Apr. 17 Apr. 16 Apr. 15 Apr. 14 Apr. 13 Apr. 9 Apr. 8 Apr. 7 Apr. 6 Apr. 5 Apr. 4 Apr. 3 Apr. 2 Apr. 1 Mar. 31 Mar. 30 Mar. 29 Mar. 27 Mar. 26 Mar. 25 Mar. 24 Mar. 23
Great 983 29 52 15 39 52 31 34 33 28 43 44 12 19 42 50 37 46 29 25 42 35 33 45 44 36 19 21 48
Ventilator 456 13 22 10 32 31 27 9 14 12 39 38 4 8 13 10 17 29 12 15 10 34 9 12 29 2 2 3 0
Big/Bigger/Biggest 436 8 18 14 11 21 19 10 8 10 13 19 7 8 22 24 17 18 20 18 36 13 8 15 14 10 18 10 27
Incredible 346 15 20 4 12 10 13 13 18 10 12 19 3 2 12 27 9 11 7 4 8 15 15 20 26 10 6 8 17
Tremendous 240 7 15 6 12 7 12 17 4 6 13 9 5 5 4 18 1 6 15 2 12 7 8 5 5 13 6 5 15
Fantastic 133 3 10 0 3 17 2 5 1 1 9 0 2 2 3 15 3 2 5 7 2 3 5 8 5 3 9 4 4
Best 107 3 5 0 5 2 2 6 0 2 7 9 3 1 1 5 5 1 8 2 5 7 0 4 6 2 5 7 4
Amazing 54 2 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 1 4 2 1 1 5 2 2
Fake News/Fake Sources 50 7 4 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0
Never Seen Anything Like That 49 1 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 1 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 11 3 2 1 1 3
Hidden/Invisible Enemy 43 1 2 5 0 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1
2.2 Million Deaths 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 9 2 16 0 0 0 0 0
Working Very Hard 41 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 4 8 1 0 1 0 3 3 2 3 3 2
Inherited a Broken System/Country 34 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 3 0 2 4 5 2 1 0 1

A couple online sportsbooks have actually posted over/under prop bets on how often certain words will be uttered by the President during these briefings.  When those lines are next posted, bettors can potentially use this data to gain an edge.

It’s pretty obvious that Trump’s tendency to repeat words and phrases increases when he goes off script. When he’s reading a prepared statement, the repetition is minimal. But once he starts taking questions and doesn’t have a canned response, he reverts back to his usual verbal crutches.

In light of that, whether he goes over or under on words like “tremendous” on any given day will depend, largely, on how long he takes questions.

Any politicos looking for additional Trump-related betting content may be interested in the following odds trackers: