The only thing I hope is that he'll defy the expectations for his presidency like he defied the expectations for him winning. Also, as xTSGx said, he'll probably be a good source of entertainment for the next four years. I'm not entirely sure if he'll be a good president, though, but he's been presenting a mixed bag of prospects.
Honestly, I think I'm a victim of mainstream media and leftism. They've practiced so much bad journalism, and have prattled so much nonsense in place of valuable arguments, that I became an unwitting defender of Trump in spite of my general distaste for him as a candidate.
They push the narrative that he's racist because he wants to deport Mexicans, except that he repeatedly said that he wanted to deport illegal immgirants who contribute nothing but societal woes. As for African-Americans, he said perhaps literally nothing about them except that they had nothing to lose by voting for him instead of a party that has been an active disservice to them. Trump's only floated the idea of a Muslim registry, which is possibly the worst thing on the list, but that still comes from a good place of wanting to prevent the importation of domestic terrorism. Oh, yeah, and "Muslim" isn't a race.
They push the narrative that he's sexist because why not, but then later pointed to "grab 'em by the pussy" in order to call him a sexual assaulter, except that he said that the women let him, so it's crude but not assaulty.
They push the narrative that he's homophobic, even when he literally said that he'd protect LGBTQ citizens from "hateful foreign ideologies" following the Orlando nightclub shooting and said that Caitlyn Jenner was free to use whatever bathroom in his Trump Tower. But Pence wants electroshock therapy for gay people, they say, except that the closest he came to with that was that he said that he wanted to give money to organizations that aim, in part, to help people move away from "sexual behaviors" that lead to increased risk of HIV transmission (the riskiest being anal sex, practiced by gay people for obvious reasons).
They'll jump on him for calling CNN fake news, even though CNN certainly did practice bad journalism during this election cycle, and even though Obama has called out Fox News on several occasions-- though, only in the midst of like-minded people, it seems.
He has good ideas-- or at least well-intentioned ideas (the only bad idea I think he's had was repealing Obamacare cold, especially with how ingrained it is, but this also seems like a party goal)-- but it would appear that he's been vilified at every turn by people beholden to the worst kind of bias that I've seen in my entire life, who bloat every move he takes into a controversy. And the worst part is that you'll find that many people, even among the so called "educated", don't know why he's bad. Or if they have reasons, they're misinformed on some level, or they reason on an insufficient level. I had a friend of a friend literally walk away from me, without any word, when I said that (<1 month after the results) that Trump hasn't presented himself terribly poorly as a president-elect.
Actually, scratch that-- the worst part is that you have people, particularly leftists, that claim to be concerned for minorities but are probably racist in a more sinister way, in that they don't expect much out of them. They don't expect black people to have ID with which they can vote or get a voter ID, which is why they think it's voter suppression. They don't consider the effects of long term welfare on disenfranchised minority communities, which is why they think welfare cuts are bad. They don't expect that Mexicans-- or any immigrant for that matter-- come here legally, and that many of them would actually like for everyone to do the same, which is why they decry Trump wanting to send back illegal immigrants. It shows in the language that they employ, in the way they word their objections, and in the way that they shun minorities who disagree with them.
I don't think that he's necessarily shaping up to be a good president in spite of this, as far as I've seen-- I think he needs to pick his battles. He doesn't need to respond to everything, or at the very least, he needs to be more temperate in how he responds. He needs to make sure that he avoids the citation of propaganda (remember when Obama cited the non-existent gender wage gap?). He needs to speak more smartly, more often. He needs to give less opportunities for people to take things that he said out of context so that they can spin it to make him look bad. Most importantly: he needs to get bipartisan support. The reason that Republicans are dismantling Obamacare as we speak is-- if only in part-- because it never got bipartisan support. If he can't accomplish that, then the minute he's out and they seat a Democrat, they'll just dismantle all his accomplishments, whatever those are, because "turnabout is fair play" seems to be the motto we're going with for the next four years.
But at least he didn't receive generous donations from a country that imprisons/executes gay people and stifle female liberties, as well as fund Da'esh, while claiming that he was all about those rights. At least he didn't pitch himself as a third term of the Obama that has given money to that same country, who-- again-- funds Da'esh, while providing a limp-wristed "we needa put more diplomatic pressure" response to the matter. At least he wants to not agitate the only country with more nukes than us, by not trying to take a military action that would put us in military conflict when we're already engaging in proxy war by using rebels who will almost indubitably defect and become terrorists. At least he didn't refuse a federal subpoena after carelessly handling top secret and beyond top secret material. At least he hasn't brazenly admitted to speaking out of both sides of his mouth. At least he's not a borderline neo-McCarthyist war-hawk, even if he's potentially naive to the true state of international politics concerning Russia at the moment.
Who knows, though? He could be all those things. But that's the point-- I don't currently know and he hasn't currently (legitimately) demonstrated to be such.
I honestly hope and pray that he's a good president-- not just because I live here, but to show up all the people who dragged him through the mud for an entire election cycle and set up the climate for the hysteria we saw following the election, the people who pushed me to legitimately consider if a meme site and a smattering of their users were perhaps the most credible news sources I had, and the people who tried to oppose him on every front of a electoral system that they benefited from in the past, and the people who took the opportunity to vilify Trump as a level 6,000,000 reincarnation of Hitler (or were even foolish enough to buy into that hype) and dared to pretend as if they had any concern for minorities and women while practicing what I feel is the worst, most deceptive, and most condescending form of racism that only served to divide.