Boosters defend Joe Biden over coverage of his pricey watches

Lynn Imbier

A fluffy vogue tale on President Joe Biden’s dear style in timepieces is drawing bitter pushback from lefty defenders on social media. “Headlines complaining about Biden’s Peloton and Rolex soon after four decades of a dude with a literal gold bathroom are over and above parody,” Laura Bassett, a author […]

A fluffy vogue tale on President Joe Biden’s dear style in timepieces is drawing bitter pushback from lefty defenders on social media.

“Headlines complaining about Biden’s Peloton and Rolex soon after four decades of a dude with a literal gold bathroom are over and above parody,” Laura Bassett, a author for GQ, tweeted Friday.

The anger was directed at The New York Situations for its Friday report on the $seven,000 Rolex Datejust check out that Biden — in spite of his cherished normal-Joe picture — flaunted at his inauguration this 7 days.

The ticker is just one of a selection of substantial-conclusion Swiss watches owned by the Scranton-born commander in chief, the report observed. Biden has also been noticed wearing an Omega Speedmaster and an Omega Seamaster, each of which retails for up to $6,000.

But it is a sharp distinction to the downmarket Timexes and Shinolas favored by most other fashionable Presidents, together with Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — that is, till the luxe-loving Donald Trump arrived with his Patek Philippes and Vacheron Constantins.

The implicit criticism of the new president established off reams of angry tweets, Fox Information noted.

“They will have to be actual bored at the Situations. There’s nothing at all else to focus on?” complained Crooked Media host Akilah Hughes. “Shut up.”

“What’s the worst presidential scandal,” pondered Vox correspondent Ian Millhiser, “the time when Biden wore a Rolex, the time when Obama purchased Dijon mustard, or the time when Trump inspired a insurrectionist mob to violently seize the Capitol in a vain endeavor to overturn an election that he shed?”

The report came days soon after information that Biden’s pricey Peloton physical exercise bike may well be banned from the White Dwelling mainly because its networking options pose a protection threat.

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