A self-made businessman, politician, and TV personality, Donald Trump has been a celebrity for decades. Known for his abrasive speeches and bewildering style, Trump even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There are few figures in contemporary American politics and culture who are as divisive as "the Donald." The real estate mogul has built an empire that is reportedly worth billions, but his aspirations in politics as a Republican presidential hopeful have attracted both praise and criticism. Trump is also recognized for his television career, mainly for his part in the the reality TV show "The Apprentice."
There is little doubt that James "Mad Dog" Mattis, Donald Trump's pick to head the Pentagon, is qualified and has the trust of the president-elect. But, scholars say, a much more important question remains unanswered.