I’ve now read quite a bit about what a Trump administration will do. How can anyone tell? Talk about conclusions based on limited information.
Trump’s candidacy and election were nullifications – implemented by flipping off any target within sight, and moving briskly to the next insult. That approach is regrettable, and even more regrettably it was successful – but it was also a logical endpoint to US political discourse. While Trump’s adolescent, miscreant circus act translated to votes, that doesn’t mean that Trump’s supporters voted for much. From Trump supporters, I mostly heard statements against Clinton, or Obama, or government generally. With one expection, I didn’t hear anyone say they admired Trump personally. Policy discussions were very much in the background.
As for practical policy in the upcoming administration, I see little to go on. Taking Trump’s campaign statements seriously is cause for alarm, particularly if you are not an Anglo-Saxon male. However those statements are also bad data – after all the man lies a great deal, even for a politician. Anyone assuming they understand a well-defined intent for a Trump presidency, including establishment or Tea Party Republicans, may be in for an unpleasant surprise.