Trump vs. Clinton: Comparing the Speeches

A look at the speeches of the presidential candidates.

— -- Length of Speech

Clinton: 66 minutes and 18 seconds

Trump: 75 minutes and 6 seconds

Walk on Music

Clinton: "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten

Introduced by

Clinton: Chelsea Clinton

Notable Attack Lines


  • "At first, I admit, I couldn't believe [Trump] meant [the mean and divisive rhetoric] either. It was just too hard to fathom -- that someone who wants to lead our nation could say those things, could be like that. But here's the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump. This is it. And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn't get: that America is great because America is good."
  • "You didn't hear any [plans to make the economy work for everyone] did you from Donald Trump at his convention? He spoke for 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd. And he offered zero solutions. But we already know he doesn't believe these things."


    “America is far less safe – and the world is far less stable – than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy.”

    Lines About Vision for the Country


    "We will help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it. We will give small businesses like my dad's a boost, make it easier to get credit. Way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks. In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. We're going to help you balance family and work. And you know what, if fighting for affordable childcare and paid family leave is playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in."


    “I will make individual deals with individual countries. No longer will we enter into these massive transactions with many countries that are thousands of pages long and which no one from our country even reads or understands. We are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats. This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation.”

    “We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. My opponent would rather protect bureaucrats than serve American children, and that's what she's doing and that's what she's done. We will repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare. You will be able to choose your own doctor again. And we will fix TSA at the airports, which is a total disaster.”

    Number of Mentions of Their Opponent

    Clinton: 21

    Trump: 11

    Walk off Music

    Trump: “All Right Now” by Free