Donald Trump, Barack Obama tie for America's most admired man in 2019

Donald Trump, Barack Obama tie for America's most admired man in 2019

- President Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have tied for the title of America’s most admired man

- While 18% of the US adults voted Trump as the man they admired most, another 18% voted for Obama

- Meanwhile, Michelle Obama was named the most influential woman in the US, beating Melania Trump with a wide margin

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Despite being impeached by the US House of Representatives, President Donald Trump's influence among the American citizens has continued to grow stronger.

In the Gallup's 2019 survey, Trump tied with former president Barack Obama as America's most admired man in 2019.

Daily Mail reports that 18% of the US voters nominated Trump as the man ‘living today in any part of the world’ that they admired most while another 18% of voters also voted former president Obama for the coveted honour.

The newspaper notes that the result of the poll indicates that the country is getting increasingly polarised along political lines with 45% of Republicans picking Trump as their most admired man while 41% of Democrats went for Obama.

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Two per cent of Democrats voted for Trump for the top honour while 10% of independent voters supported him.

On the other hand, Obama got the votes of three per cent of Republicans and 12 per cent among independents.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama tie for America's most admired man in 2019

Barack Obama and Donald Trump talk to members of the media during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Credit: Getty Images
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Briefly.co.za gathers that the poll was carried out in the first two weeks of December.

Meanwhile, former first lady Michelle Obama was voted America’s most admired women in 2019, beating the current first lady Melania Trump who finished second.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that President Trump shared a post that claimed he was heaven-sent to the country.

The post shared by Trump also claimed that former president Obama 'kicked Jesus out' of the country.

Trump shared the post on his personal Twitter handle on Friday, December 26 and also did a repost of it on his Instagram page.

The post, which was from January 2018, had a picture of a man who appears to be Jesus Christ and a caption saying: “Obama kicked me out. Trump invited me back.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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