Why, Barack Obama, of course!
That’s right. Even though Trump entered the White House in January of this year, Barack Obama is the Most Admired Man of 2017. Seventeen percent of people voted Obama the Most Admired Man.
Donald Trump got 14 percent of the vote.
The pope came in at number three.
There you have it, Trump! You are second to the one and only Barack Obama.
The very same Barack Obama who is BFFs with Prince Harry and will probably get invited to his wedding over you.
The very same Barack Obama who's been saying, "Merry Christmas!" for years even though Trump claims he saved us from a "war on Christmas."
Obama has now been named the Most Admired Man 10 times. The only man who’s won this title more is Dwight D. Eisenhower, who won it 12 times.
Obama won the honor all eight years of his presidency, plus 2008, the year he was elected, and this year.
The guy hasn’t been president for a year and we love him more than the current president. That says something.
While Obama's standing is "more tenuous" than it has been in the past, we can't imagine Trump will win the honor next year unless he does literally the opposite of everything he did in 2017.
And frankly, we don’t see that happening.
The reason Obama won with only 17 percent of the vote is a little sad, and quite indicative of where we are today. According to Gallup News, “A quarter of Americans cannot name a man or a woman they admire most.”