Former First Lady Melania Trump makes international list of ‘most admired’ women

Former President Donald Trump is continuing to drop hints that he will run for re-election in 2024, an occurrence that would result in him being only the second president ever to serve two non-consecutive terms. The former president isn’t the only one making waves, however.

A recent poll showed former First Lady Melania Trump is still very much on the public’s radar. According to Newsweek, YouGov’s annual international survey found that Melania was among the world’s most admired women in 2021.

Mrs. Trump up 3 spots

Conducted among more than 42,000 people in 38 countries, the poll put Melania Trump in its No. 16 spot, just behind climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton ranked ahead of Mrs. Trump, claiming the first and 12th positions, respectively. Current First Lady Jill Biden did not make the poll’s top 20 list.

Melania Trump rose three spots from last year in the survey, when she came in at No. 19. Clinton went up by one. Former First Lady Obama’s ranking remained unchanged.

According to YouGov, respondents were asked: “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?”

The pollster said “nominations were then used to compile a list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least four countries.”

“A great first lady”

The polling firm noted that data collection was carried out exclusively online, a fact that may have skewed the results in those nations where access to the internet is relatively low.

Such countries were said to include Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, and South Africa, all of which are places “where the sample can only be said to be representative to the online population.”

According to Newsweek, former President Trump praised his wife during a recent appearance on Fox & Friends.

“She was a great first lady, she did a great job,” he said. “She loves the people, they love her.”

President Trump also took time to dismiss rumors that his wife would not come to live with him in the White House again should he be elected in 2024, calling the allegations “fake news.”

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