FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Make These Remarks About ‘Stable Jesus?’

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Instagram purports President Joe Biden made comments about a “stable Jesus.”


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Verdict: Misleading

Then-candidate Biden used the term “stable genius” while referring to former President Donald Trump during an October 2020 drive-in campaign rally in Tampa, Florida. Trump previously used the term in reference to himself, CNN reported.

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The video suggests Biden called himself “stable Jesus” during some type of recent speech. (RELATED: Did Donald Trump Make This Post Stating His Own Indictment Would Be An Indictment Of All?)

“By the way the same stable Jesus has said the biggest problem we had in the Revolutionary War is we didn’t have enough airports,” text overlay on the Instagram video of then-candidate Biden speaking purports. The video has received over 11,000 likes at the time of publication.

The claim is misleading. There are no credible news reports indicating Biden has ever used the term “stable Jesus.” Rather, a transcript of Biden’s speech suggests the then-candidate said “stable genius” while he makes a reference to Trump.

The term “stable genius” appeared during an October 2020 drive-in campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, according to a YouTube video from The Independent. Biden made the remark while discussing Trump’s 2019 Salute to America address at the Lincoln Memorial.

Trump referred to himself as a “very stable genius” in a January 2018 Twitter thread, CNN reported. The former president also called himself an “extremely stable genius” in May 2019 after then-Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi expressed concerns for his well-being, according to USA Today.

Biden also mocked the then-president in July 2020, stating that he was eager to debate a “stable genius,” according to NBC News.

Check Your Fact has contacted the White House for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter