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President Trump’s First Speech To Congress, By The Numbers

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Nearly eight million people on Facebook were talking about President Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday night.

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The 60 minutes that the president spoke generated generated 20.5 million likes, posts, comments and shares, according to numbers provided by Facebook. The discussions revolved around immigration, Russia, discrimination, the economy and the military, and the most engaged states were Vermont, Maine, Oregon, Virginia and Maryland.

There were three moments that stood out to people on Facebook: When Trump said he wanted to lower the cost of healthcare in order to make it “available to everyone,” when he doubled down on extreme vetting and when he honored Carryn Owens, the widow of the Navy SEAL who was killed during a raid in Yemen in January.

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That last one received several minutes of applause from members of Congress. (RELATED: President Trump Honors Widow Of Slain Navy SEAL During Address On Capitol Hill)

“I just spoke to our great General Mattis, just now, who reconfirmed that ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies,'” Trump said. “Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. Thank you.”

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