I think if you are white, solidly middle class or wealthy, heterosexual, and not Muslim or an immigrant you are probably going to be fine. Your taxes may go up but meh, that’s really not a catastrophe or a human rights concern. You may not benefit from ACA if it gets dismantled, but if you are solidly middle class or well off chances are you can afford most necessary healthcare. I am genuinely concerned for people of color, religious minorities, the poor, and immigrants though. If Trump’s policies don’t go after them directly, some of his more zealous white nationalist type supporters might. I thought I read somewhere that there was an increase in racially/ethnically motivated hate speech and crimes after Brexit, as if the vote had encouraged people to go out and act on their baser impulses. Not sure how accurate that is, but I am definitely worried that same phenomenon could happen here. I am also very worried about potential impacts on safety net programs and healthcare services for the poor and working classes.
Despite my own personal grief over the election outcome, I am not entirely convinced Trump is going to usher in an apocalypse just yet. He isn’t exactly a true dyed in the wool conservative – no one is really sure what he is. The guy bounces around so much, it’s hard to say who he will nominate for the court, what specific legislation he will go after, etc. If he is truly a narcissist, that means he has a strong desire to look good, and will be willing to do things not on principle, but to make himself more powerful/popular. That makes his decisions unpredictable but not automatically super conservative.
Some realistic projections –
Moderate to conservative justices - Many of my progressive friends seem to think he is going to try to nominate 2 of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse to the court, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he shocks us and chooses moderates in an attempt to appear magnanimous or piss off the religious republicans he hates.
Abortion and LGBT rights – I don’t see Trump crusading against this stuff – that requires moral conviction and a willingness to side with typical republican stances, and the dude just seemed to ride this stuff and take the appropriately conservative and borderline crazy position because he had to in order to secure his voting base. Possible his justices or other leaders would try to go after the legality of these, but I don’t see him personally spearheading an attack or even caring that much. I do however thing planned parenthood’s funding could be in serious jeopardy.
Immigration – high threat to illegal immigrants. Probable increase in deportations, increased funding for border security. Wall itself possible but doubtful.
Gun control – likely to just do nothing and just block attempts at reform, typical republican stance
Police brutality/minority human rights issues – increased threat to black/latino communities, increased funding and promotion of “law and order” policing strategies
No idea about what foreign affairs would look like. That and the climate/environment are particularly worrying to me.