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President Joe Biden’s watch will be seen as delivers his inaugural handle on the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021.
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A fluffy style story 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 after Four years of a dude with a literal gold bathroom are past parody,” Laura Bassett, a author for GQ, tweeted Friday.
The anger was directed at The New York Occasions for its Friday report on the $7,000 Rolex Datejust watch that Biden — regardless of his cherished ordinary-Joe picture — flaunted at his inauguration this week.
The ticker is one among a set of high-end Swiss watches owned by the Scranton-born commander in chief, the report famous. Biden has additionally been seen sporting an Omega Speedmaster and an Omega Seamaster, every of which retails for as much as $6,000.
But it surely’s a pointy distinction to the downmarket Timexes and Shinolas favored by most different fashionable Presidents, together with Invoice Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — that’s, till the luxe-loving Donald Trump arrived along with his Patek Philippes and Vacheron Constantins.
The implicit criticism of the brand new president set off reams of offended tweets, Fox Information reported.
“They should be actual bored on the Occasions. There’s nothing else to give attention to?” complained Crooked Media host Akilah Hughes. “Shut up.”
“What’s the worst presidential scandal,” contemplated Vox correspondent Ian Millhiser, “the time when Biden wore a Rolex, the time when Obama ordered Dijon mustard, or the time when Trump inspired a insurrectionist mob to violently seize the Capitol in a useless try to overturn an election that he misplaced?”
The report got here days after information that Biden’s expensive Peloton train bike could be banned from the White Home as a result of its networking options pose a safety danger.