After former President Barack Obama spent 12 years as America’s most admired man, President Donald Trump ended that streak, wresting the title from Obama despite unprecedented negative media coverage.
According to Gallup’s annual survey, President Trump is the most admired man in America, taking 18 percent of the vote. Obama only garnered 15 percent of the votes, and former Vice President Joe Biden took a paltry six percent.
Barack Obama has enjoyed the adulation of millions of Americans for over a decade — tied with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the longest streak ever — but it appears that his star is fading.
Breitbart reported on Tuesday:
Eighteen percent of the survey’s respondents named Trump as their most admired man, compared to 15 percent who named Obama and six percent who named President-elect Joe Biden. Another three percent named National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, while two percent said Pope Francis.
The remaining top 10 men include businessman Elon Musk, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, basketball player LeBron James, and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.
The fact that Donald Trump still beat out Barack Obama for most admired is even more incredible considering the full-on media assault President Trump endured for the entirety of 2020, and the adoring coverage Obama continually receives.
President Trump’s win just goes to show that now, more than ever, the American people are rejecting the media narrative and thinking for themselves.