PRESIDENTAL hopeful Donald Trump has been named the second most-admired man in the US – behind Barack Obama.
Some 17 percent of Americans named the president as the man they admired most in 2015, followed by Mr Trump and and Pope Francis.
The controversial billionaire and the pontiff both picked up five per cent of the vote in the annual Gallup poll.
During his bid for the White House, Mr Trump caused international outcry after he called for all Muslims to be banned from entering the US.
His comments sparked such fury that 565,000 Britons have signed a petition to ban the American from entering the UK.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon took the first step in distancing Britain from Mr Trump’s comments.
Ms Sturgeon cancelled the his ambassador status and just hours later Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen revoked an honorary degree he was given five years ago.
But despite the fury, Mr Trump is surging ahead of his Republican contenders as he emerged unscathed from the year’s final TV debate in the US.
While Mr Trump entered the list for the second time, this is the third time Pope Francis is the runner up for the title.
The admiration for Pope Francis comes after he refused to wear a bullet proof vest despite chilling threats issued by the depraved jihadists about a planned invasion of Rome.
The Pope’s spokesman said the pontiff was aware of threats made by ISIS against him but was “not afraid” of the sick Daesh fighters.
Pope Francis was the second place finisher on the list in 2013 and 2014.
Ms Clinton has been named the woman most admired for the last 14 years and she has held the spot a total of 20 times in her career.
In addition to Ms Clinton’s impressive run, this is the eight time President Obama has been named the most admired man in the US.