I’m not sure what context this statement was made in other than what’s in the video. It doesn’t sound like he’s making a joke although I guess it’s possible. I would think that if he were joking there would be more than a few nervous chuckles from the audience. At any rate, it’s a little concerning to hear a probably Presidential candidate say something like this…especially after thinking about it first.
“Over the last 15 months, weâ€™ve traveled to every corner of the United States. Iâ€™ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”