Meanwhile, her husband, President Donald Trump, is the second most admired man in the U.S.
These numbers are based on YouGov’s “America’s Most Admired 2019” survey. The only people who outperformed Melania were former first lady Michelle Obama and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The only individual to outperform the president was former President Barack Obama.
— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) July 18, 2019
The first lady outperformed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee who maligned all of her husband’s supporters as “deplorables,” by five spots.
She also outperformed billionaire celebrity Oprah Winfrey, gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, former Bush administration official Condoleeza Rice and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.
The president meanwhile outperformed former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 contender whom many believe stands the highest chance of defeating Trump at the ballot box next year.
What makes the Trumps’ YouGov numbers particularly impressive are the relentless attacks they have and continue to face from so-called “mainstream” America — i.e., those elitists with influence who think their loud, belligerent voices represent middle America. FYI, their voices certainly don’t.
Day in and day out, Melania and her family are harshly criticized by mainstream voices over virtually everything. These voices have called for the first lady’s immigration status to be revoked and for her to deported to Slovenia: