I heard her say, “You shouldn’t take Donald Trump literally.”
“So you’re saying that you can’t believe anything he says,” I responded.
“No, that’s not what I’m saying,” she said. “When he said Mexico will pay for the wall, for example, he meant it, but just not up-front and with cash. Mexico will ultimately pay for it through favorable trade deals he’ll negotiate with Mexico.”
“So you’re saying we should take him figuratively, but we should not take him seriously,” I said.
“You should take him seriously,” she said. “He’s a man of his word, but just not his literal words.”
“If you can’t take what he says literally, how can you say he’s a man of his word?” I asked. “That makes no sense. And you can’t take someone seriously when he constantly lies.”
“You liberals are always trying to take Trump literally and you keep claiming that he’s lying,” she said. “But he’s not lying. He’s just being symbolic.”
“Oh, you mean he’s expressing alternative facts, Kellyanne,” I said.