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Trump has mentioned Hillary Clinton in 17 of his 19 interviews as president

President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton 255 days ago, but he clearly still has his opponent on the mind. The Washington Post on Friday released an analysis of Trump's 19 interviews so far as president, and it turns out he can't talk for long without bringing her up:

In 17 of 19 of his interviews, Clinton came up, on average about 36 percent of the way in. That's more frequently and earlier than his mentions of Obama, who made it into only 16 interviews, about 43 percent of the way in.

The two interviews in which Trump didn't mention Hillary came, interestingly, at the beginning of his time in office. The second was his Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly. His introduction of the subject in that Times interview released this week was the earliest she'd come up. [The Washington Post]

Trump was just 20 words into his latest interview with The New York Times when he mentioned Clinton.

Even Trump's well-worn lines about the media, the election, and the vote don't get nearly as much airtime as his one-time Democratic opponent. Trump has only mentioned the "Fake News" media in 14 of his 17 interviews, and he's usually able to make it halfway through before it comes up.

Check out the full analysis of Trump's favorite interview topics at The Washington Post.