After the quote, Jaco immediately transitioned to a question about the economy:
Jaco wishes he had followed up, perhaps with something like, ‘Uh, doctors told you that?’ But he didn’t. Nor did he request a definition of “legitimate.”
And he’s not beating himself up too badly about it. “I f***ed up,” Jaco says. “I wasn’t present in the moment.” Still, for the overall interview—all 18 minutes of it—he gives himself a B+ or, in Olympic terms, an 8.5. And he’s moving on.
Jaco says the reason for the abrupt switch was that he was down to just a few minutes and he wanted to address the economy.