In this instance, what could possibly follow to mitigate the idiocy of what he said? “Just kidding.” “April fools.” What?
As a general principle I agree with you, but it's a long enough clip to show it's not out of context or unfair.
I don’t know what else he might have said. That’s the point. I agree that it’s likely there was nothing he said which could redeem that idiocy but I don’t like jumping to that conclusion. It feels....leftish...to do so.
“In this instance, what could possibly follow to mitigate the idiocy of what he said? Just kidding. April fools. What?”
Remember the youtube video where Obama ‘admits’ that he was born in Kenya to a bunch of bored students?