This creationist statement is totally incorrect, but is employed because it is confusing and “seems plausible” to someone who has only a passing knowledge of geologic dating methods.
The confusion arises because the creationist argument equates radiometric dating (which is the absolute method we use to directly age-date minerals found in rocks) and relative dating (which we use with fossils). Relative dating will not give you absolute chronometric dates and so the creationist premise is nonsensical on its face.
Relative dating just means that if we compare fossils from different strata/levels/horizons, we might be able to say which stratum is older by their fossil content. For example, let’s say I have one stratum that contains fossil trilobites and a second stratum that contains fossil primates. I don’t need to know the absolute ages of each stratum to know that the trilobite level is older than the primate level. I know this because I rely on the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of years of paleontological research; there has never been a trilobite found in the same stratigraphic level as a primate, and vice-versa.
The creationists know this (maybe?) and set up a false comparative premise that is only meant to confuse you. Don’t be fooled!