Using Markov Chain Generator to create Donald Trump’s state of union speech

There is no requirement in the U.S. Constitution that the President must speak in the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver his State of the Union Address. In fact, prior to the age of television, presidents delivered it in writing.

Speaker Pelosi told Donald Trump that while we are in the midst of a government shutdown, perhaps the SOTU address should be delayed.

The truth is that Trump doesn’t need to speak in the U.S. Capitol to deliver whatever speech he wants. The man tweets and talks daily. There is very little he can say that will be new, unifying, or insightful.

Since Trump’s Twitter account is such a great source of his stream of consciousness, his sentences so grammatically incorrect, and his speeches are so incoherent that it is very simple to write a program that will talk, write, and speak exactly like Donald Trump.

Humor seems to be all we have left in this era of political discord and division. So, let’s have some fun with Markov Chains.

Get an archive of Trump’s tweets

I got a JSON document of Trump’s tweets from Trump tweet archive. I limited it to his time as POTUS. Perhaps it would be more interesting to use his entire time on twitter as a source, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Write a Markov Chain generator

The next thing I did was I wrote a simple program in JavaScript that uses the markovchain module. It took me about 10 mins to put this together:

const fs=require('fs');
const MarkovChain=require('markovchain');

const m=new MarkovChain();

const trumpPotusStr = fs.readFileSync('./trump-potus.json').toString('utf-8');
const trumpPotus = JSON.parse(trumpPotusStr);

const selectWord = function(wordList) {
  var tmpList = Object.keys(wordList).filter(function(word) {
    return word[0] >= 'A' && word[0] <= 'Z'
  return tmpList[~~(Math.random()*tmpList.length)]

for (var i = 0;i<trumpPotus.length;i  ) {

for (var i=0;i<355;i  ) {
    const l = 5 Math.random()*15;
    const sentence = m.start(selectWord).end(l).process().replace(/(?:https?|ftp):\/\/[\n\S] /g, '').replace('#','').replace('@','');    
    console.log(sentence '.\n');

Note that the loop at the end generates 355 sentences of 5 to 20 words each, cleaning up the URLs, hashtags, and mentions. That roughly adds up to ~5000 words which take Trump about an hour to deliver.

Trump’s SOTU speech as generated by the Markov Chain program

I ran the program and it resulted in the following. I edited nothing. Does it sound like a credible Trump rally speech? Would this program be a better president? You be the judge:

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