Historian: What would Founding Fathers think of Donald Trump

Story highlights

  • Joseph J. Ellis: We wonder what Founding Fathers would have thought about Trump
  • The question is irresistible -- but misguided, Ellis says
  • He asks if Founders could have handled a female or African-American president?

Joseph J. Ellis is the author of many works of American history, including the Pulitzer Prize winner "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation" and "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson," which won the National Book Award. His most recent book, "