Biden mocks Trump's 'stable genius' comment: 'I can hardly wait to debate him'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin MORE said he “can hardly wait” to debate President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE and jabbed the president’s previous comments calling himself a “very stable genius.” 

“I can hardly wait. I can hardly wait to deal with what he refers to himself as — a stable genius. I can hardly wait to debate him,” Biden told NBC affiliate WBRE in Pennsylvania Thursday.  

Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, also lashed out at Trump after the president on Wednesday criticized the guidelines that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released over several weeks and said that the agency was “asking schools to do very impractical things.”


“The president does not believe in science. Look what’s happening right this minute. He’s gone back to the Centers for Disease Control talking about school openings. He said, ‘you’re being too strict. Don’t have those standards. We want other standards.’ He doesn’t listen to the science, wearing this mask, social distancing, making sure that you in fact invest in people being able to open up safely,” Biden said. 

“He’s done none of that. None of it. This is a guy who said it’s going to go away. It’s going to be like magic,” Biden continued.

The "stable genius" line from Trump dates back to 2017, when Trump called himself a “very stable genius” while discussing his social media habits following a NATO summit in Brussels.

Biden has said repeatedly said that he can “hardly wait” to face off against Trump on the debate stage. The former vice president’s campaign last month committed to participate in three debates in the fall, despite Trump’s campaign previously pushing for four events.