Who do Americans respect – and who do they not even recognize?

Jesse Watters asked passersby who they admire and why in the latest edition of Watters’ World.

Some of the public figures named as “most admirable” were David Letterman, Ian Somerhalder and Bernie Sanders. But some respondents didn’t recognize very notable people, like Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.

Check out some of the strange responses below.


Who do you admire the most?

“David Letterman.”

“He’s not gonna be around much longer.”

“I know, neither am I.”

“I like Bernie Sanders.”

“Are you a socialist?"

“I am not a socialist, and I do not think he is either.”

“Well he says he is."

What do you like about first lady Michelle Obama?

“She has nice arms.”

“Cause she’s gardening all day in the back of the White House?”

“Probably.”

Do you admire the fact that the president went golfing after an American was beheaded?

This man simply stated, "Yes."