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Again, it wasn't "a joke" but he was (originally) "joking", by which I mean he was not being serious and talking out his ass, exactly like you just said.
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I don't think that's the way most people use the term "joking", but it's probably not worth arguing about. It's not the same thing as what the OP is about anyway, because no one in this thread heard the person say it. I don't think we even know who the person was, do we? It was said in private, and then leaked to the press. How anyone can be certain about the intent of the speaker is beyond me.
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