No he didn't. He said it showed up as a tradeline in EX. Not that the pull was from EX.
In the first post of this thread I did say that there was a hard pull from Experian.
"After having received severaI offer-to-apply emails over the last couple of months I pulled the trigger on applying online for an Elite card on Monday afternoon, uploading the requisite 2 pay stubs and validation of job/title, asking for the minimum ($15K) SL. That's enough for what I want the card for. I got an immediate notification of an EX HP."
Quod erat demonstrandum.
BTW the card comes with a Priority Pass Select membership with 5 free visits per year. I got that card about 3 weeks after the CC arrived.