Donald Trump with eyes from heaven: Only Jesus is more famous than me
Despite the disapproval of about 50 percent of the population, Donald Trump told his loyalists in North Carolina that there is only one person, past or present, more popular than he and he is the Son of God, Jesus.
"Someone said to me the day before, 'You are the most famous person in the world so far. I said, 'no I am not.' ... They said, 'Who is more famous?' ", said Trump.
Although some polls show that his predecessor, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle Obama, are among the most famous people in the United States, Trump said he ranks second most famous ever after Jesus Christ.
The crowd chanted its approval in the deeply religious southern state as the president laughed.
Data compiled by FiveThirtyEight puts the president's rating at 42.7 percent and his disapproval at 54.3 percent.
His last low point was on July 28, with an approval rating of 40.1 percent and a disapproval of nearly 56 percent.