How often the Democratic candidates mention Trump during the debate (live updates)

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By Nigel Chiwaya  with NBC News Politics
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The first Democratic debate -- a two-night event -- is hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo and will air live across all three networks starting at 9 p.m. ET.   -  Copyright  Robin Muccari NBC News; Getty Images

The 20 Democrats taking the debate stage Wednesday and Thursday night may be vying to replace President Donald Trump, but how many times will they mention him?

On a crowded debate stage with limited speaking time, the 2020 Democratic candidates will be faced with a choice as they introduce themselves to the public: push their own policy agenda or try to score points by attacking the president.

We will keep track throughout Night One and Night Two of how many times each candidate mentions President Trump. The chart below automatically updates each time the president's name or title comes up.

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