I find the heart attacks and strokes traditional (and typically, older) republicans have over Trump to be entertaining because it is perfectly analogous to your old, square parents just not getting something the younger kids are hip to. And that "something" is the fact that Trump, as bad as he is, is at least not a career politician. He's not been in office, he has private sector experience, he speaks his mind, and even though we may even vehemently disagree with some things he says, it's the fact he's blunt about it that makes it so refreshing.
Still, the fuddy-duddies and has-beens in the republican party, take out their canes, and yell at us like Grandpa Simpson, "Dag nabbit!!! Don't you youngin's know Trump is a wolf in sheep's clothing!!!??? Why he was a democrat before he ran for the republican nomination! Why can't you vote for somebody sensible and who wears good shoes and has a decent haircut like that Kasich fella!!!!????" And to them we roll our eyes, pat them on the head, and say, "there there grandpa." For no matter how many times you try to explain it, they just don't seem to get it.
However, in order to show that Trump supporters aren't naive, foolish children, and that we are fully aware of his dubious background, let me let you old timers in on a little secret.
Nobody has high hopes for Trump.
Oh, I'm sure some people do, but most Trump supporters are fully aware that he is not the absolute best this country has to offer (that would've been Ben Carson). We are aware of his questionable background. And we are sure his personality will ruffle all the right and wrong feathers in Washington. But what the old-timer republicans have to understand is the Bush-McCain-Bush-Bush-Dole-Romney-Cruz legacy of candidates the republican party has given us is even worse. And with such a low (and corrupt....and nepotistic...and elitist) standard Trump, with all of his faults, still clears that hurdle.
So then what precisely are we expecting from Trump?
Well, frankly nothing.
It goes without saying he will effectively be an independent party president as neither the republicans or democrats in congress will work with him. He's also only one man, unable to solve our nation's largest problem (national debt/the economy) as it's beyond solving. He might build a wall, but again, congress would have to fund him. And the psychological indoctrinating foundation has already been laid for 30 years to raise a generation of truly worthless, unreliable, and borderline psychotic socialists who simply won't discover a work ethic once Trump gets elected.
All we are hoping for is a slow down to buy us some more time so that we might see a social security check or two. That maybe we don't let all of Syria, Iraq, and Somalia into our country next week. Perhaps he even keeps taxes from jolting up to pay for all the socialist parasites the republicans were incapable of stopping. So inept and so impotent has the republican party been at stopping America from being ruined, we'd rather take a bet on somebody we don't truly know because doing that same thing over and over again isn't working. And since the republican's track record has been so bad, we really don't have any expectations from Mr. Trump, and won't be surprised if he achieves nothing.
And just keep in mind, that minimal level of quality and caliber is still a better option than the same RINO republican slop candidates you've been serving all this time. Enjoy that decline!