No he actually said that. The Horse of Undeclared War has Left the Barn. He said it with a straight face, like he had no idea that he was delivering one of the worst visual metaphors even by cable news standards. If he had only said it with a straight face, then we might think that he was in on the joke. “I know I’m saying wacky stuff, but I’m being like Stephen Colbert. This is just a persona. It’s not me.”
But somehow, somehow he thinks this is a brilliant line. And that the 5 second rule is a meaningful intro to a speech about executive powers. He’s not wrong, most of his points are okay, but what kills it is the stiffness, the self-conscious air of self-importance and his entire dead on parody of an anchorman with no sense of humor.