The Trump victory should not fool any Religious Rightists who hitched their wagon to his campaign. The fact that a pig like him should be elected is a sign that the R.R. is about as influential as the Religious Left, which is to say that its role is no longer to help shape social realities but to simply offer theological rationalizations for the sins of the powerful.
Trump is not recognizably pro-life, he is quite happy with gay marriage, he is a misogynistic pig of Bill Clinton proportions.*
Now, plenty of members of the R.R. have voted for Trump with open eyes, recognizing both their powerlessness to shape the culture and his deep flaws but voting for him anyway figuring that at least he is not actively hostile to them and their interests. Under Trump, they will most likely be left alone and not be bullied by bureaucrats for failing to show proper enthusiasm for Bruce Jenner’s severed wang or for not putting gender neutral bathrooms in their independent schools, or whatever other stupidity the Social Justice Wing of the left wants to think up next in their game of moral Calvinball. One cannot, for example, imagine Trump attempting to force nuns to buy insurance for abortificants the way Obama did.
But there is still a segment of the R.R. that is simply delusional about Trump. It is a culpable self-delusion and not a blameless stupidity. The source of their delusion is of course the lust for power and power of course is largely an illusion.
*To be just, Trump does have his good qualities: an upbeat and friendly personality, patriotism, and more brains than people give him credit for, having just hijacked one political party and destroyed another.