I believe that victory is a matter of time and demographics. Trump is the hail mary pass of the GOP. There won’t be another candidate (or president) like him for at least a decade if not a generation. By then, the browning of the United States will have accelerated, and with that, a rather more liberal electorate.
Trump has, as you put it, alerted us as to how many misogynists, racists, and Christian Supremacists there are, and how much power they have when they get organized. This presidency will also show us the shrinking base of support that the GOP has, as well.
So in those respects, I am grateful for him. I don’t fear him, and I’m not depressed with him as president. As far as I’m concerned, Trump is selling miles of rope to the GOP, at a profit. I guess you could say that I’m an optimist.