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Word on the Hill: Trump Is a Conversation Starter

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President Donald Trump’s first travel ban executive order is now the subject of a social media study. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
President Donald Trump’s first travel ban executive order is now the subject of a social media study. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

When President Donald Trump first announced his temporary travel ban on immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, one group started looking into how Americans were reacting to the news on social media.

Stratos Jets, a private jet charter service, has looked at more than 120,000 tweets related to the ban. It found that two days after the first executive order, more than 35 percent of those tweets contained the hashtag #NoBan.

Also, tweets with the hashtag #MakeAmericaSafeAgain spiked a few days after the order. And “resist” was the second most common word in tweets about the ban — after “Trump,” of course.

Check out some charts here, here and here.

Happening today …

Iowa Beer Social celebrates the Hawkeye State’s craft beers. The event is hosted by the Iowa Brewers Guild at Lost & Found (1240 Ninth St. NW) from 7 p.m. “until our beer money runs out.” Use the hashtag #IAbeer if you do attend.

The Junior League of Washington is hosting the Toast of the Tour cocktail reception at the Long View Gallery (1234 Ninth St. NW). The event is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and includes food from restaurants like Cava Grill, BlackFinn Ameripub, and District Desserts.

ICYMI: WHCD comedian announced

“The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj is the host of this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Trump announced in February that he would not attend the April 29 dinner.

ICYMI: Ginsburg includes Graham as woman of the Senate

In accepting the Prize for Civility in Public Life from Allegheny College on Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misidentified Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as one of the women of the Senate, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members that Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain, the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham …,” the justice said.

Overheard on the Hill

“We’ll give you $10 billion right now.” — Trump to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, after expressing a desire to upgrade the country’s “computer system.”

Happy birthday to …

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, 36.

Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., 66.

What’s going on?

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John T. Bennett contributed to this report.

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