Donald Trump is just about the last person I want as a leader and I have zero confidence that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell will reign in his excesses. Nevertheless, I hope I’m wrong. I hope President Trump proves more pragmatic than he sounds. I hope being wealthy enables him to act for the benefit of the American people instead of political donors. I hope being an outsider he can spot bullshit and use the bully pulpit to say so. I hope that in four years I can admit that I was wrong and praise him for what a great president he turned out to be.