You don't need to worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Many media outlets have been quick to report that he is currently number one in some GOP primary polls, but the same was true in 2012, and nothing came of it. The fact of the matter is that at this stage, name recognition means something in a crowded primary field, and Trump's popularity will fade as the election comes into focus. Furthermore, his past behavior has taught us that name recognition is all that matters to Trump. The man isn't so much interested in being president as he is in continuing his decades long campaign of self-mythologizing celebrity.

Since the early '80s, Trump has been actively playing the role of the billionaire celebrity America loves to hate. While he has made, lost, and made his fortune again in the real estate market (which, we should mention, he initially inherited), his other passion in life has been chasing the spotlight. With his trophy wives, reality television shows, sports promotions, beauty pageants, controversial quotes, and general braggadocio, Trump has systematically set himself up as one of America's greatest villains of the last half-century. When you take a look at all the fame-whoring moves Trump has pulled over the years, you realize that these aren't the moves of a delusional fool, but of a fame whore who feeds off any attention no matter how negative.

In honor of The Donald's dubious return to the public eye, let's take a look back at Trump's brushes with pop culture fame. Like him or not, you have to admit that he has led quite a life in the public eye. Here is A Brief History of Donald Trump's Public Life.

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