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What does discounting for the rhetoric mean?

“The core of what President Trump said today, discounting for the rhetoric, was if North Korea were to attack the United States, and obviously Guam is part of the United States, we would respond with the full force of our capabilities,” Rice said. “That’s common sense. That’s deterrence. And that’s the appropriate approach.”
“I think the problem is nobody is clear what the red line is,” Rice said.
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