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I think that Jesus was just making a comparison.
He said first that there would be “false” signs. Signs that could be misinterpreted as being true. Then he referred to a sign that no one could misinterpret. A flash of lightning. Probably he had in mind sheet lightning rather than a lightning bolt. So the “presence of the son of man” would be so blindingly obvious that there could be no mistake. No question that it could be one of the false signs mentioned before. Something that everyone would have to acknowledge rather than open to debate or argument.